Sunday, January 12, 2020

Daily Dose

From The British Essayists, with Prefaces Biographical, Historical, and Critical, by Robert Lynam


"Should he be introduced into the society of nobles and legislators, he will still find dogs and horses, with all their concomitant sports and amusements, the favourite topics of discourse. Literature would be voted dulness; morality, preaching; philosophy, nonsense; and religion, hypocrisy."

From Volume 23, Knox's Essays, # 102, On the Present State of Conversation

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