Request for G. K. Chesterton quotation in Illustrated London News

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 30 20:21:10 UTC 2014

Etymological writer and researcher extraordinaire Michael Quinion was
kindly willing to help verify the citation in the message below. Hence
this request has been satisfied.

Subscriptions to the Gale NewsVault vary in content. Historical
archives of The Sunday Times, Economist, Financial Times, The
Listener, and other important periodicals are sometimes included. If
you have access to one of more of these periodicals and if you might
be willing to help with research tracing quotations in the future then
please let me know via email. Your help will be acknowledged (or
remain unacknowledged if you prefer).

Garson O'Toole

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:54 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at> wrote:
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> Subject:      Request for G. K. Chesterton quotation in Illustrated London News
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> An inquiry was sent to me for the following quotation attributed to
> Oscar Wilde, "Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace". I
> have not found any evidence that Wilde said or wrote this.
> However, I conjecture that the above statement was derived from
> another remark ascribed to G. K. Chesterton:  "Art, like morality,
> consists of drawing the line somewhere"
> The G. K. Chesterton Society lists the following citation for this
> quote: Illustrated London News, May 5 1928
> Is someone able and willing to access the Digital Archive of
> Illustrated London News, Gale Cengage NewsVault, to verify this
> citation and obtain a PDF showing the context?
> Thanks for any help you can provide,
> Garson O'Toole
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