share all your antipathy to the noisy Plebeian excursionist.
Avisit to Ramsgate during the season and the vision of the
crowded, howling sands has left in me feelings which all
my Radicalism cannot allay. At the same time I think
that the lower orders are seen unfavourably when enjoying
themselves. In labour and trouble they are
more dignified and less noisy. G(ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton Letter to E C Bentley. Collected in Maisie Ward
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1943).
Ask you what provocation I have had? The strong
antipathy of good to bad. Alexander Pope Imitations of Horace, epilogue to the satires,
dialogue 2, l.197^8.