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“As a Roman arch survives the luxury of departed empire”

The title quote is taken from Arnold Bennett’s Old Wives’ Tale, an epic novel of 1908 whose essence can be distilled as the disastrous attempt of a lower middle class family to hold onto former Victorian glories while the structures … Continue reading

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Mindforming Misattributions

I realise there’s no shame in being poor…but it’s no great honour either. The above quotation is from the musical Fiddler on the Roof and is spoken by the bumbling patriarch, Tevye before he launches into his song ‘If I … Continue reading

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