Three Score & Ten, or Like Ice Under a Terrible SunLives in Literature · Compiled by W. B. Gooderham
Three Score & Ten is an anthology of literary quotes illustrating every year of one’s life from conception to death. Basically 0 – 70 (or minus 9 months to 70 if you prefer).
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
"Miss Brodie was now forty-three and this year when she looked so much thinner than when she had stood in the classroom or sat under the elm, her shape was pleasanter..."
The Easter Parade
"'I didn’t walk around like a man without skin, without flesh, worrying about what people thought of me. I wasn’t –' he lowered his voice to show that this next point would be the most telling and damning of all – ‘I wasn’t forty-three years old.’"