In fact, the popular novel that the public calls healthy is always a thoroughly unhealthy production; and what the public call an unhealthy novel is always a beautiful and healthy work of art.
But there are other journalists, I feel certain, men of education and cultivation, who really dislike publishing these things, who know that it is wrong to do so, and only do it because the unhealthy conditions under which their occupation is carried on oblige them to supply the public with what the public wants, and to compete with other journalists in making that supply as full and satisfying to the gross popular appetite as possible.
In the case of the novel and the drama, arts in which the public do take an interest, the result of the exercise of popular authority has been absolutely ridiculous.
However, let us leave what is really a very sordid side of the subject, and return to the question of popular control in the matter of Art, by which I mean Public Opinion dictating to the artist the form which he is to use, the mode in which he is to use it, and the materials with which he is to work.
They are a great popular movement, and every great popular movement, whatever may be its cause and object, always sets free the spirit of liberty from its final precipitate.
Popular genius amid originality accomplish the task which the bishops formerly fulfilled.
The general characteristics of popular masonry, on the contrary, are progress, originality, opulence, perpetual movement.
A lesser "triumph." In modern English the word is improperly used to signify any loose and spontaneous expression of popular
homage to the hero of the hour and place.
"Should a popular
insurrection happen in one of the confederate states the others are able to quell it.
Still pagan in spirit are certain obscure but, ingenious and skillfully developed riddles in verse, representatives of one form of popular
literature only less early than the ballads and charms.
The crestfallen Mr Lenville made an expiring effort to obtain revenge by sending a boy into the gallery to hiss, but he fell a sacrifice to popular
indignation, and was promptly turned out without having his money back.
And none so popular
a man had come to Nottingham town in many a long day as this same Reynold Greenleaf.
A line of electric broughams discharged their little cargoes of white-bearded professors, while the dark stream of humbler pedestrians, who crowded through the arched door-way, showed that the audience would be popular as well as scientific.
Waldron, the famous popular lecturer, rose amid a general murmur of applause.
Popular lectures are the easiest to listen to, but Mr.