Vice is detestable; I banish all its appearances from my coteries; and I would banish its reality, too, were I sure I should then have any thing but empty chairs in my drawing-room.

Frances Burney (1752-1840) English novelist, diarist, playwright [Fanny Burney, Madame d’Arblay]
Camilla, Book 5, ch. 6 (1796)
Added on 2-Jun-10 | Last updated 2-Jun-10
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