The Shavian devil in contradistinction to the Baudelairian fiend does bitterly complain that he is so little appreciated on earth.
An Irishman may like romance, but he will say, to use a frequent Shavian phrase, that it is "only romance."
But it is irritating to think what diamonds, what dazzling silver of Shavian wit has been sunk in such an out-of-date warship.
I shouldn't wonder if they was something in the talk of this man Shaw or Shavian—I see the name spelled both ways in the papers.
He converses with Don Juan and a couple of other blas mortals, uttering Shavian iconoclasms with an air of courteous boredom.
It is now partly possible to justify the Shavian method of putting the explanations before the events.
This is the first case of the Shavian trick of turning on the romantic rationalists with their own rationalism.
But whether the Shavian Cæsar is a sound ideal or no, there can be little doubt that he is a very fine reality.