Quotation by H.L. Mencken

He is a Presbyterian first and an artist second, which is just as comfortable as trying to be a Presbyterian first and a chorus girl second.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. "The National Letters," from Prejudices: Second Series, ch. 1, p. 21, Knopf (1920).

Van Dyke (1852-1933) was a prominent literary figure, Presbyterian pastor, and Princeton professor, now largely forgotten.
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