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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 239 of Joseph Epstein’s 1999 book, Narcissus Leaves the Pool:

The genius of England, as [Joseph] Conrad knew, had much to do with its parochialism, a parochialism that refused to go flying off in pursuit of millennialist dreams at the expense of its integrity. This integrity derived from centuries of good humor, courage, and common sense….

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