Some Things Don’t Change That Much

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Henry Brooke

Irish writer Henry Brooke (1703 – 1783) in his The Fool of Quality (1766 – 1770) talked about an editor he was acquainted with who said the following about his authors:

I can get one of these gentlemen […] on whose education more money has been spent […] than would maintain a decent family to the end of the world — I can get one of them to labor like a hackney horse from morning to night at less a wage than I could hire […] a porter or shoeboy for three hours.

As Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr remarked, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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