• Visits are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not that, would do nothing.

    William Cowper, Robert Southey (1854). “The Works of William Cowper: Letters, 1788-1799. Papers in the Connoisseur. Letter from an owl to a bird of paradise. Fragment of an intended commentary on Paradise lost. Account of the treatment of his hares”, p.334