Angry James

"Henry James was complaining to us that Ellen Terry had asked him to write a play for her, and now that he had done so, and read it to her, had refused it. My wife, desiring to placate, asked, 'Perhaps she did not think the part to suited her?' H.J. turned to both of us, and with resonance and uplifted voice, replied, 'Think? Think? How should the poor chattering hag THINK?'"
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