The Clarion's attack

"...thousands of pounds spent on a silly masquerade; men and women strutting before each other's envious eyes in mad rivalry of wanton dissipation; lavish luxury on lavish luxury, heap on heap, glitter on glitter, in a vulgar saturnalia of gaudy pride."

The Morning After

Among the papers covering the occasion was a small soapbox journal called The Clarion. Its editor, Robert Blatchford (pen-name Nunquam), thundered in disapproval:

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"I can frame no angry taunts upon this cue. I deeply pity the poor rich Countess of Warwick."

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