What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all that walks in us. There are all sorts of dead ideas and lifeless old beliefs. They have no tangibility, but they haunt us all the same and we can not get rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper I seem to see Ghosts gliding between the lines. Ghosts must be all over the country, as thick as the sands of the sea. IbsenGhosts.
De male quæsitis vix gaudet tertius pæres, Nec habet eventus sordida præda bonos. Whats ill-got scarce to a third heir descends, Nor wrongful booty meets with prosperous ends. Quoted by WalsinghamHistory. P. 260.