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Even if we were not all gentlemen , we all had to behave , sober or drunk , as if we were , although when some of us were drunkand drunkenness was not infrequent — it often seemed to me a very curious form of gentlemanliness .
but imbibing unconsciously , it seemed to me , something of this doctrine of quietude and gentleness . It differed entirely from the scenes of worship in Roman Catholic countries , where people still flock into churches and cathedrals ...
Coming upon him suddenly , as I so often did , in thick jungle he seemed to me gigantic towering up above me ; there is , too , something primeval and malignant about him , his pachydermatous greyness , his wicked little eye ...
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In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review