Learning will be cast into the mire and trodden down under the hoofs of a swinish multitude.1
Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. p. 335.
Note 1. This expression was tortured to mean that he actually thought the people no better than swine; and the phrase the swinish multitude was bruited about in every form of speech and writing, in order to excite popular indignation. [back]