A Quote by Hilaire Belloc on belief, effort, lies, truth, and youth

Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one's eyes; Her aunt, who, from her earliest youth, Had kept a strict regard for truth, Attempted to believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.

Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Matilda

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