"You know,” [the headmaster] said, “we are starting this year with fifteen fewer classical specialists than we had last term?”
"Literature is the right use of language irrespective of the subject or reason of the utterance. A political speech may be, and sometimes is, literature; a sonnet to the moon may be, and often is, trash. Style is what distinguishes literature from trash."
from Evelyn Waugh. Essays, Articles and Reviews of Evelyn Waugh (1983)
(HT Anecdotal Evidence)