What is the meaning of sink to a depth in this quote:

No one will have praised him except the Good Critic and Mrs. Walden [critic] and a few private people with no influence. But he is all the safer for that: he escapes malice. He must not make himself too conspicuous, or he will sink to a depth at which even the diamond criticism will seem to be fame. He merely wants such degree of notoriety and such number of editions that the few intelligent people in each generation will be likely to come across his work.

  • @Lambie sink to a misery... – Connoisseur Dec 22 '19 at 17:57
  • Honestly I didn't understand your explanation. Why do you say "fame" means "lame" here? The writer is talking about fictional fake poet. And a critic wrote a criticism just to advertise him. Maybe it is better to have longer excerpt of text. I will edit my question and add more text. – Connoisseur Dec 22 '19 at 18:16
  • Haha. The criticism actually is a small book-notice which is printed in diamond type. I think it is a kind of typeface. – Connoisseur Dec 22 '19 at 18:26
  • It makes sense. Thanks. – Connoisseur Dec 22 '19 at 18:29
  • I am going to delete all this. Not really within site parameters for comments. – Lambie Dec 22 '19 at 18:30

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