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This article by Dorothy Sayers, which you can also find in her book Letters to a Diminished Church, is one of the most important essays on work ever written. We have turned it into html from this pdf so that it is easier to access. “What is required is the perfect practical discrimination between the end pursued by the workman (finis operantis, said the Schoolmen) and the end to be served by the work (finis operas), so that the workman may work for his wages but the work be controlled and set in being only in relation to its own proper good and nowise in relation to the wages earned; so that the artist may work for any and every human intention he likes, but the work taken by itself be performed and constructed for its own proper beauty alone.”