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The average intellect of five hundred persons, taken as they come, is not very high. It may be sound and safe, so far as it goes, but it is not very rapid or profound. A lecture ought to be something which all can understand, about something which interests everybody.

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Source Notes: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (chapter 5) (1858).

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