Sunday, June 18, 2017


A Gulf

George Eliot (1819-1880), "German Wit: Heinrich Heine:"
The last thing in which the cultivated man can have community with the vulgar is their jocularity; and we can hardly exhibit more strikingly the wide gulf which separates him from them, than by comparing the object which shakes the diaphragm of a coal-heaver with the highly complex pleasure derived from a real witticism.
I'm on the coal-heaver's side of the gulf.

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