by S. M. Hutchens
Wherever the criterion controlling what readers read is that writing be "interesting," the standard of intellectual strength and accomplishment must necessarily decline, following the natural laziness of the mind—its desire to be entertained surmounting its desire to learn what is worth knowing. The more worthy desire rests upon the conviction that some writings, whether interesting or not, increase a man's happiness (in the classical sense of the term), and so should be read in preference to others. This, at any rate is the conviction of the classicist, who refus . . .
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