Quotation by Lewis Carroll

Go, throng each other's drawing-rooms,
Ye idols of a petty clique:
Strut your brief hour in borrowed plumes,
And make your penny-trumpets squeak:
Deck your dull talk with pilfered shreds
Of learning from a noble time,
And oil each other's little heads
With mutual Flattery's golden slime.
Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. repr. In The Works of Lewis Carroll, Longmeadow Press (1982). "Fame's Penny-Trumpet" in Rhyme? And Reason? Macmillan (1883).
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