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“The peasant and the pedant, though one talks like a man and the other like a book, are alike in that each speaks his language in only one way; the educated man knows and employs his language in three or four ways. He has only an enlightened sense of appropriateness to guide him.” — Harry Morgan Ayres, The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Vol. XVIII, Ch. XXX. Sec. 10

Published inLit & CritThe Cambridge History of English and American Literature


  1. An enlightened sense of appropriateness. Or inappropriateness, for some of us. Appropriate inappropriateness?

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