Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hazlitt, Fortune Teller

Back in the heady days of.. 1826, the essayist William Hazlitt wrote, in his 'The Pleasure of Hating': “We have always a quantity of superfluous bile upon the stomach, and we wanted an object to let it out upon. How loath were we to give up our pious belief in ghosts and witches, because we liked to persecute the one, and frighten ourselves to death with the other!”
The Daily Mail didn't even exist then. How could he have known?...

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