Dost thou know what reputation is? I’ll tell thee – to small purpose, since the instruction Comes now too late. . . . You have shook hands with Reputation, And made him invisible.
JOHN WEBSTER: The Duchess of Malfi.
The inevitable side-effect of reading Sayers is that my TBR of classics gets dusted off and/or added to. Mostly added to, who am I kidding?
Anyway, The Duchess is one I will get to shortly after the bingo. Somehow, Jacobean revenge tragedies still seem very fitting for the run-up to Halloween.