Classical Usage: In the opening scene of Chapter I we see a group gathered around afternoon tea, but it isn’t the kind of group you might expect. Nope, these are men. The persons concerned in it were taking their pleasure quietly, and they were not of the sex which is supposed to furnish the regular votaries of the ceremony I have mentioned.
Classically Mad Usage: This novel and new year I am turning over an old leaf. Once again I will be a votary to the Classic Word of the Day. If I run out of words I’ll go back and give you some from The Return of the Native. Goodness knows, there were enough there.