The historical sense to which our New Europeans lay claim with such gusto
is derived from a centuries long mingling of classes and races.
Thanks to this mingling, the past of every form and mode of life
now streams unchecked into modern souls…
Our instincts run back in all directions simultaneously,
so that, we have ourselves become a sort of living chaos.
The spirit, again, immediately perceives an advantage to this cultural dilettantism.
Our pallettes can quite easily accommodate both Homer and Shakespeare
in equal measure and yet still revel in the clashing colours
such a combination inevitably produces.