It is an inexpressible pleasure to know a little of the world, and be of no character or significancy in it.
To be ever unconcerned, and ever looking on new objects with an endless curiosity, is a delight known only to those who are turned for speculation.
Richard Steele, ‘The Hours of London’, The Spectator, vol. 4, no. 454 (August 11, 1712)