• Life is legal tender, and individual character stamps its value. We are from a thousand mints, and all genuine. Despite our infinitely diverse appraisements, we make change for one another. So many ideals planted are worth the great gold of Socrates; so many impious laws broken are worth John Brown.

    Louise Imogen Guiney (1897). “Patrins, to which is added An inquirendo into the wit & other good parts of His late Majesty King Charles the Second”