Walter Bagehot Quote
Prospective Review 1853 "Shakespeare"
“An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.”
The Collected Works of Walter Bagehot: The literary essays (Harvard University Press, 1965), p. 65
Selected essays of Walter Bagehot (1927 edition)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalter Bagehot
Born: February 3, 1826
Died: March 24, 1877 (aged 51)
Occupation: Author, businessman, essayist, journalist
Bio: Walter Bagehot was a British businessman, essayist, and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs.