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The religious fanaticism of Calvinism and its resultant distortion and
intensification of character he accepted in the same way . Similarly with the
supernatural at the folklore level . It is here that the fact that he was a Scot is so
important . He was ...
They accepted the society in which they lived without question ; or rather , when
they criticized it , they criticized it as many of their readers were doing . They
voiced their doubts and fears ; the assumptions of their age they fully shared .
His view of life was not tragic ; it was a stoical acceptance of things as they are , a
reluctant conformism . The great discovery of Edwin Clayhanger ' s life is '
Injustice is a tremendous actuality ! It had to be faced and accepted . ' And life is ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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