Monday, May 7, 2012

Daily Dose

From Sir John Vanbrugh, edited, with an introduction and notes by A. E. H. Swain


"Men would fain be above their fellow-creatures on the side of the intellect, yet are always restoring the equilibrium on that of vanity and the passions; -- let us add, on that of the social affections also; for every conventional tendency, however sophisticate, has a ground in it of the love of others; and it is well that it should be so."

From a sketch by Leigh Hunt

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