Quotation by Ouida

The Cad is the entire epitome, the complete blossom and fruit in one, of what we are told is an age of culture. Behold him in the vélodrome as he yells insanely after his kind as they tear along on their tandem machines in a match, and then ask yourself candidly, O my reader, if any age before this in all the centuries of earth ever produced any creature so utterly low and loathsome, so physically, mentally, individually, and collectively hideous?
Ouida [Marie Louise De La Ramée] (1839–1908), British novelist. "The Ugliness of Modern Life," Critical Studies (1900).
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