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I had little gift of metaphor ; the original and striking simile seldom occurred to me
. Poetic flights and the great imaginative sweep were beyond my powers . I could
admire them in others as I could admire their far [ 29 ] THE SUMMING UP.
admire them in others as I could admire their far . fetched tropes and the unusual
but suggestive language in which they clothed their thoughts , but my own
invention never presented me with such embellishments ; and I was tired of trying
admire if you would be a person of culture and not a British philistine were Walter
Pater and George Meredith . I was very ready to do what I was told to achieve this
desirable end and incredible as it must seem I read The Shaving of Shagpat ...
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