Fig. 01, Ease, 2002, as published in
Paul-Louis Courier, Letter datedMarch 10, 1820, as published in
The Written Word
, 1961But when a Phoenician had taught men how to paint the spoken word and capturethe fugitive voice with a few strokes, a vague uneasiness began to be felt by those who were getting tired of working for others; and at the same time there developeda monarchic dedication among those who insisted at all costs that others work forthem. The first written words were liberty, law, right, justice, reason; and from thenon, it became increasingly evident that this ingenious art would continue to chipaway at privileges and emolument. From that time may be dated the anxieties of men in high places, the courtiers.