Friday, May 13, 2016

Beyond Redemption

"The people who inhabit this city, or infest it rather, because it can't be a habitation, what of them? Do they redeem it? No! dear readers, they do not. They are so busy trying to redeem the mortgages that the landlords of New York have placed upon their souls that they have no personality or personality left to redeem the city. It is beyond redemption, so far as they are concerned."
William Henry McMasters, Originality and Other Essays

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