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    The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food.
    —W. Winwood Reade (1838–1875)

    If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.
    —W. Winwood Reade (1838–1875)

    Social questions are too sectional, too topical, too temporal to move a man to the mighty effort which is needed to produce great poetry. Prison reform may nerve Charles Reade to produce an effective and businesslike prose melodrama; but it could never produce Hamlet, Faust, or Peer Gynt.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)