Few are the leisure-class people who pursue writing as an art.
Very fitly does Mr. Veblen, in his interesting book, call decorum "a product and an exponent of the leisure-class life."
It is rather that the leisure-class scheme of life here comes to an expression at the second remove.
As a leisure-class usage of this kind we have, particularly, that bizarre survival of bellicose chivalry, the German student duel.
The leisure-class canon demands strict and comprehensive futility, the instinct of workmanship demands purposeful action.
These aptitudes and habits have an exceptionally favorable chance of survival under the leisure-class regime.
The positive discipline of the leisure-class scheme of life goes pretty much all the other way.
This contention of the leisure-class spokesmen of the humanities seems to be substantially sound.
This attitude should occasion no surprise in the case of schools which are shaped by and rest upon a leisure-class culture.
This leisure-class function is not without an important bearing on the higher and on the spread of knowledge and culture.