length begets loathing

1742 C. JARVIS Don Quixote II. II. ix. The rest I omit, because length begets loathing.

a 1895 F. LOCKER-LAMPSON My Confidences (1896) 43 ‘Length begets loathing.’ I well remember the sultry Sunday evenings when..we simmered through Mr. Shepherd’s long-winded pastorals.


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