He led a difficult and messy life - but was a master of 'one liners'. And, in this quote, sadly prophetic.
It does sound prophetic, but obviously Wilde just had to look around and then describe his contemporaries, our ancestors. Interesting. Seems as if bigotry, stupidity, egomania (BSE), callousness, intolerance etc. were no inventions made by homo smartphoneiensis.
I have some Oscar Wilde poems that I read from time to time but on a more important note - I see Burro has learnt from his mistakes and is now keeping his distance.
Ha ha, dear Mark, that's life! With tears in my eyes after watching and listening to Dmitri Hvorostovsky I came to read your comment and almost burst into laughter. Thank you.
What lovely covers you red set has.
The "red set" is a fine edition of Wilde's work by Haffman's, a wonderful publisher who, unfortunately, "ran out of money".