I 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 PopeSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Imitations of Horace, epilogue to the satires, dialogue 2, l.197^8.
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