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Oscar Wilde In America

QUOTATIONS BY OSCAR WILDE MADE IN OR ABOUT AMERICA

QUOTATION: Satire is the homage which mediocrity pays to genius.

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English Renaissance: http://www.Gutenberg.org/files/14062/14062-h/14062-h.htm

Satire, always as sterile as it in shameful and as impotent as it is insolent, paid them [pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood] that usual homage which mediocrity pays to genius

Reprinted from Essays and Lectures by Oscar Wilde, London: Methuen and Co., 1908.

The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Object Number: 77.1204

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