Quotation by Ouida

If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.
Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839–1908), British novelist. "The Ugliness of Modern Life," Critical Studies (1900).
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