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Quotation by H.L. Mencken
No reporter of my generation, whatever his genius, ever really rated spats and a walking stick until he had covered both a lynching and a revolution.
H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880–1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Heathen Days, ch. 13, p. 161, Knopf (1943).
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