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  • The secret of the prosaic man’s success, such as it is, is the simplicity with which he pursues these ends:
  • What is wrong with the prosaic Englishman is what is wrong with the prosaic men of all countries: stupidity.
  • What is wrong with the prosaic Englishman is what is wrong with the prosaic men of all countries: stupidity.
  • The artist is either a poet or a scallawag: as poet, he cannot see, as the prosaic man does, that chivalry is at bottom only romantic suicide: as scallawag, he cannot see that it does not pay to spunge and beg and lie and brag and neglect his person.
  • From the day I first set foot on this foreign soil I knew the value of the prosaic qualities of which Irishmen teach Englishmen to be ashamed as well as I knew the vanity of the poetic qualities of which Englishmen teach Irishmen to be proud.
  • One may prosaically specify a group of hills dotted with villas, the Alhambra on the top of one of the hills, and a considerable town in the valley, approached by dusty white roads in which the children, no matter what they are doing or thinking about, automatically whine for halfpence and reach out little clutching brown palms for them; but there is nothing in this description except the Alhambra, the begging, and the color of the roads, that does not fit Surrey as well as Spain.

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  • It was a prosaic and unimaginative essay.
  • They reject life as prosaic, and create a death which they call poetic.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Essays, First Series

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