Omniana/Volume 1/Negroes and Narcissuses

Omniana/Volume 1  (1812)  by Robert Southey
Negroes and Narcissuses by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

155. Negroes and Narcissuses.

There are certain tribes of negroes who take for the Deity of the day the first thing they see or meet with in the morning. Many of our fine ladies, and some of our very fine gentlemen, are followers of the same sect; though by aid of the looking-glass they secure a constancy as to the object of their devotion.