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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 ...
... characters that seem , for much of the time at least , to exist independently of
their author . 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 ,
... lightness and whimsicality of expression , Helen Schlegel ' s intuition
anticipates Mrs Moore ' s in Marabar Caves , in A Passage to India , when the
echo murmurs to her : ' Pathos , piety , courage – they exist , but are identical ,
and so is filth .
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The Eighteenth Century
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