change / the same

That’s Van Wyck Brooks, going off in The Flowering of New England about the generation of the 1840s.

aspirational mustache. source.

One Comment on “change / the same”

  1. Dan Greaney says:

    It does my heart good to see dear old Van Wyck Brooks quoted in the Helysphere! I love that further down the page he described the younger generation (of the 1840s!) as mystics. The “new age” reaction against materialism and reductionism goes back so much further than is commonly realized!

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