Quotation by H.L. Mencken

Kipling, the grandson of a Methodist preacher, reveals the tin-pot evangelist with increasing clarity as youth and its ribaldries pass away and he falls back upon his fundamentals.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in a Book of Prefaces (1916). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 7, p. 51, ed. by Alistair Cooke, Vintage (TK).

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