Friday, March 14, 2008

Dei sub numine viget

"'The college town stood apart from the metropolis and was content to keep its distance,' said Richard's friend Robert Fitzgerald. 'Of what is sometimes meant by intellectual life — the Bohemianism of the cities and the shiver of the advanced in art and thought — of this Princeton was curious but not envious.'" (Fraser, A Mingled Yarn: The Life of R.P. Blackmur, p. 183)