• Nature's noblemen are everywhere,--in town and out of town, gloved and rough-handed, rich and poor. Prejudice against a lord, because he is a lord, is losing the chance of finding a good fellow, as much as prejudice against a ploughman because he is a ploughman.

    Nathaniel Parker Willis (1860). “Out-doors at Idlewild: Or, The Shaping of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson”, p.198