Monday, February 15, 2021


Nature and the Pitchfork

Nicholas Till, Mozart and the Enlightenment: Truth, Virtue, and Beauty in Mozart's Operas (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993), p. 35, with note on p. 325:
'Thrust nature back with a pitchfork, it will return,' says Richardson's libertine Lovelace.55

55. S. Richardson, Clarissa, vol. III (1986), p. 179.
Horace is the original source of the quotation (Epistles 1.10.24):
naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret.

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