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These statements exist in the form they do , move us as they do , because they
are made poetically . The poem is an entity , a thing in itself , an end in itself . The
pleasure we get from it comes from the fact that it is as it is ; if it were something ...
Had she allowed them to exist independently of her all the time she would truly
have been a great novelist . There is Lady Clonbrony , for instance , an object of
contempt to her guests , an object of pity to her son ; she has dedicated her life ...
... rarely faced , that the creation of certain kinds of art and styles of living ,
generally regarded as good in themselves , and the establishment of democratic
values may be mutually exclusive , for each may exist only at the expense of the
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The Eighteenth Century
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