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|The cause of a wrong taste is a defect of judgment. — Burke. Taste is pursued at |
a less expense than fashion. — Shenstone. Mock jewelry on a woman is tangible
vulgarity. — Bayard Taylor. My tastes are aristocratic; my actions democratic.
|Taste is pursued at a less expense than fashion.—Shcnstone. Mock jewelry on a |
woman is tanglble vulgarity—Bayard Taylor. My tastes are aristocratic: my actions
democratic.-—Victor Hugo. A good taste is often unconscious: a just taste is ...
|Part One Let Me Talk about Michael MY TASTES ARE ARISTOCRATIC, MY |
ACTIONS DEMOCRATIC. TASTE IS THE COMMON SENSE OF GENIUS. —
VICTOR HUGO Chapter 1 Eggplant Parmigiana and Cannoli Eggplant
Parmigiana and ...
|... is condemned to wage perpetual war against ghosts. A shade is not easily |
taken by the throat and destroyed. - Hugo, Victor My tastes are aristocratic, my
actions democratic. - Hugo, Victor Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is
|... whatever advantages the old state of things afforded, without receiving any |
compensation from our present condition; we have destroyed an aristocracy, ... I
cannot recall to my mind a passage in history more worthy of sorrow and of pity
than the scenes which are happening under our eyes; it is as if the natural bond
which unites the opinions of man to his tastes and his actions to his principles
was now ...
|It would weary my readers if I were to lead them into a discussion as to which of |
these definitions ought to be selected : I prefer telling them ... I now proceed to
inquire whether, among the actions, the sentiments, and the opinions of
democratic nations, there are any which lead to ... in the first place, be
acknowledged that the taste for ideal beauty, and the pleasure derived from the
expression of it, are never so intense or so diffused among a democratic as
among an aristocratic people.
|democratic languages; I simply remark that men have an especial tendency, in |
the ages of democracy, to multiply words of this ... It would weary my readers if I
were to lead them into a discussion as to which of these definitions ought to be
selected: I prefer ... amongst the actions, the sentiments, and the opinions of
democratic nations, there are any which lead to a conception of ... It must in the
first place, be acknowledged that the taste for ideal beauty, and the pleasure
derived from the ...
|CHAPTER XXIX THE DESIRE FOR WEALTH AND FOR PHYSICAL |
PROSPERITY ^The taste for physical well-being in America ... by equality of
conditions and sceptical opinions, it is important to remove to a distance the
objects of human actions. ... Among the causes that produce these similar
consequences in both hemispheres, several are so connected with my ... In
aristocratic communities, the wealthy, never having experienced a condition
different from their own, entertain no ...
|... amalgamated in one mass of democracy, the plan of having one currency for |
the government and another for the people, is too aristocratic for my taste. ...
When it was first presented to Congress at a special session in October 1837, the
Democrats were split. ... Biddle's action had initiated a wave of speculation in
which “Everybody then became a speculator—the farmer left his plough in the