The first impression and a natural one is, that the fine arts have risen or declined in proportion as patronage has been given to them or withdrawn, but it will be found that there has often been more money lavished on them in their worst periods than in their best, and that the highest honours have frequently been bestowed on artists whose names are scarcely now known.
En vano te hemos prodigado el oce ano, En vano el sol, que vieron los maravillados ojos de Whitman; Has gastado los an? os y te has gastado, Y todav|a no has escrito el poema. We have lavished the ocean on you in vain, In vain the sun that was seen by Whitman's astounded eyes; You have spent your years and you have spent yourself, But you haven't written the poem yet.jorge luis borges
Every luxury was lavished on you atheism, breast- feeding, circumcision.