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It has been a psychological refuge of the poor to denigrate their so-called betters, to satirize their excesses and manners and behaviour and pretend they were above such an arti.cial existence. [. . .] The contempt was a pretence, a shelter to make poverty bearable, even honourable, and so make pride possible. - George Turner, Drowning Towers (1987)