Excerpt from The Lantern, Vol. 2: April, 1916 to March, 1917
The inner and essential elements of greatness re main the same in every age but the popular ideals of greatness change. A Madame de Pompadour might have some difficulty in winning recognition today, or even that Countess of Bedford of whom Ben Jonson gave us a portrait: Courteous, facile, sweet, Hating that solemn vice of greatness - pride.
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