An Irishman's imagination never lets him alone, never convinces him, never satisfies him; but it makes him that he can't face reality nor deal with it nor handle it nor conquer it: he can only sneer at them that do, and be 'agreeable to strangers', like a good-for-nothing woman on the streets.
Stop whining,you good-for-nothing! BE A MAN!!Who: Abigail Craven (w: Elizabeth Wilson)
Dreams of doing good For good-for-nothing people.Book II. (Aurora Leigh (1857))
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