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America has been a land of dreams. A land where the aspirations of people from countries cluttered with rich, cumbersome, aristocr ...
I have very lately read the Prince of Abyssinia [Samuel Johnson's Rasselas]MI am almost equally charmed and shocked at it--the sty ...
And of poetry, the success is not attained when it lulls and satisfies, but when it astonishes and fires us with new endeavours af ...
Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
It is only possible to succeed at second-rate pursuits--like becoming a millionaire or a prime minister, winning a war, seducing b ...
In our minds lives the madonna image--the all-embracing, all- giving tranquil mother of a Raphael painting, one child at her breas ...
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection--even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano--is what alone ...
Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian--ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a plac ...
The crude commercialism of America, its materialising spirit, its indifference to the poetical side of things, and its lack of ima ...
To enumerate the different trades by which the women in New York are endeavoring--not to live--that for many of them is as utterly ...
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