If You Can’t Beat Them…

Poet Lewis Morris (1833 – 1907) on one occasion bored Oscar Wilde with his ramblings regarding his woes. Morris lamented that the press boycotted his books on purpose. He also thought that he should have become a Poet Laureate after the death of Alfred Tennyson.

After he enumerated several more examples of unfair treatments he received, he said: There’s a conspiracy against me, a conspiracy of silence! But what can one do? What should I do?”

“Join it,” Wilde replied.


Frank Harris, Oscar Wilde: Life and Confessions, 1930

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