• The highest spiritual quality, the noblest property of mind a man can have, is this of loyalty ... a man with no loyalty in him, with no sense of love or reverence or devotion due to something outside and above his poor daily life, with its pains and pleasures, profits and losses, is as evil a case as man can be.

    Algernon Charles Swinburne (1926). “The Complete Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne: Prose works”