"the way he cries out for the majestyhe's lost,give me that longing!"
—Rumi, "Hangover Remorse"
"If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself."
—Henry David Thoreau
Though not fantastic in itself—far from it—a clear division of class into the land-owning nobility and the land-tending peasantry is a near-ubiquitous trope of …