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Upon these and many like reflections , I afterwards made it a certain rule with me
, that whenever I found those secret hints or pressings of my mind , to doing or not
doing any thing that presented , or to going this way or that way , I never fail ' d ...
It is direct , unaffected , the product of a mind stored with knowledge of men and
of books – he is always driving a point home with an apt quotation , from the
classics or from Shakespeare . He is telling a story , the action of which has long
The mind receives a myriad impressions - trivial , fantastic , evanescent , or
engraved with the sharpness of steel . From all sides they come , an incessant
shower of innumerable atoms ; and as they fall , as they shape themselves into
the life of ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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