W. H. Auden Quote

To the man-in-the street, who, I'm sorry to say
Is a keen observer of life,
The word intellectual suggests right away
A man who's untrue to his wife.


Note on Intellectuals, in Collected Shorter Poems, 1927-1957 [1966]

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To the man-in-the street, who, I'm sorry to say Is a keen observer of life, The word intellectual suggests right away A man who's untrue to his wife.

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To the man-in-the street, who, I'm sorry to say Is a keen observer of life, The word intellectual suggests right away A man who's untrue to his wife.

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To the man-in-the street, who, I'm sorry to say Is a keen observer of life, The word intellectual suggests right away A man who's untrue to his wife.

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To the man-in-the street, who, I'm sorry to say Is a keen observer of life, The word intellectual suggests right away A man who's untrue to his wife.