George Gissing March 20 2017

One of the shining moments of my day is that when, having returned a little weary from an afternoon walk, I exchange boots for slippers, outdoor coat for easy, familiar, shabby jacket, and, in my deep, soft-elbowed chair, await the tea-tray ... How delicious is the soft yet penetrating odor which floats into my study, with the appearance of the teapot! What a glow does it bring after a walk in the chilly rain!

(The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft 1903)