Others — Evadne Clapham led this school of thought — dismissed such brooding with execrations against priggishness, assurances that Trapnel would 'grow up'. When Evadne Clapham expressed this latter presumption, Mark Members observed that he could think of no instance of an individual who, having missed that desirable attainment at the normal stage of human development, successfully achieved it in later life. It was hard to disagree.
Anthony Powell, Books Do Furnish a Room
Contributed by Bruce Fleming