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Shakspeare is the only biographer of Shakspeare; and even he can tell nothing, except to the Shakspeare in us; that is, to our mos ...
It is in this impossibility of attaining to a synthesis of the inner life and the outward that the inferiority of the biographer t ...
Biography, in its purer form, confined to the ended lives of the true and brave, may be held the fairest meed of human virtue--one ...
The first thing to be done by a biographer in estimating character is to examine the stubs of his victim's cheque-books.
There is no necessary connection between the important events of a life and the records of it that have been preserved in memory, ...
Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the ...
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty.... The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only ...
Addison writes with the ease of a gentleman. His readers fancy that a wise and accomplished companion is talking to them; so that ...
I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.
The anarchy, assassination, and sacrilege by which the Kingdom of France has been disgraced, desolated, and polluted for some year ...
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