Monday’s Piece

“We know, and may guess something more, of why this marvellously gifted (Athenian) race declined. Social morality grew exceedingly lax, marriage became unfashionable and was avoided; many of the more ambitious and accomplished women were avowed courtesans, and consequently infertile….”

(From Hereditary Genius published in 1869 by by Sir Francis Galton, 1822 – 1911)

John Lentell

31st December, 1969

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