French proverb, roughly equivalent to "To each his own."
Deauville, on France's north coast, is regarded as the "queen of the Norman beaches." Since the 19th-century, the town of Deauville has been a fashionable holiday resort for the international elite.
It is thought to have been the inspiration for the coastal resorts in both Proust's In Search of Lost Time and Fleming's Casino Royale.
The Championships, Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is generally considered the most prestigious. The tournament takes place over 2 weeks in late June and early July.
The Goodwood Cup is a horseracing event, established in 1808, run at Goodwood, England, which is controlled by the Duke of Richmond.
Cowes Week, the world's oldest regular regatta, established in 1826, occurs annually in the first week of August.
The traditional London Season went into decline after WWI.
That which has been trodden upon may have its revenge:
CLIFFORD: My gracious liege, this too much lenity
And harmful pity must be laid aside.
To whom do lions cast their gentle looks?
Not to the beast that would usurp their den.
Whose hand is that the forest bear doth lick?
Not his that spoils her young before her face.
Who 'scapes the lurking serpent's mortal sting?
Not he that sets his foot upon her back.
The smallest worm will turn being trodden on,
And doves will peck in safeguard of their brood.
— Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part III,
The narrator having been put in his place, he now turns on Elliot, referring to the ungentlemanly means by which he acquired his means.
Ciro's Restaurant was a swank Orange Street club (at Charing Cross Road), decorated in Louis XIV style and featuring a sliding roof and a dance floor on springs. It was designed in 1915.
From 1956 until 1985 the building was leased to the Royal Dental Hospital. Some time after that it was taken over by the National Portrait Gallery.
Jacob Isaackszoon van Ruisdael (c1628–1682), Dutch landscape painter.
An allusion to "Ode to a Nightingale", a poem written by John Keats in 1819.
Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
In ancient days by emperor and clown:
Perhaps the selfsame song that found a path
Through the sad heart of Ruth, when, sick for home,
She stood in tears amid the alien corn;
English proverb, sometimes stated as "to have one's cake and eat it too".
La Princesse de Clèves is a French novel published in 1678, credited to Madame de La Fayette, regarded as one of the first modern, psychological novels. Many of the characters are historical figures. The novel details romantic intrigue and scandal at the French court. Ultimately, it is a tale of unrequited love.