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...practical. He knew that it would be useless to reveal it.
"Morning!" said a voice behind him.
He saw no reason to reply to this superfluous statement, and went on with his reading.
"Morning!" said the voice again.
As for the Essays, the thought was somewhat old-fashioned, and he picked many holes in it; nor was he anything but bored by the prospect of the brotherhood of man. However, Mr. Failing stuck to his guns, such as they were, and fired from them several good remarks.Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something., and his avowed preference for coarseness. Vulgarity, to him, had been the primal curse, the shoddy reticence that prevents man opening his heart to man, the power that makes against equality. From it sprang all the things that he hated-- class shibboleths, ladies, lidies, the game laws, the Conservative party--all the things that accent the divergencies rather than the similarities in human nature. Whereas coarseness-- But at this point Herbert Pembroke had scrawled with a blue pencil:... Forster, Edward M.
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