"The Seeds of Punning are in the Minds of all Men, and tho' they may be subdued by Reason, Reflection, and Good Sense, they will be very apt to shoot up in the greatest Genius that is not broken and cultivated by the Rules of Art."
— Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)
Reading in Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. Selections from the Tatler and the Spectator. Ed. Robert J. Allen. 2nd ed. (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., 1970).