The respectable companion instantly knocks him down with the ruled account-book; tells him in a literal, prosaic way that he sees no such thing; shows him it’s nothing but fees, fraud, horsehair wigs, and black gowns.
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It was a prosaic and unimaginative essay.
They reject life as prosaic, and create a death which they call poetic.