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two than reading a volume of criticism . ... But the only important thing in a book is
the meaning it has for you ; it may have other and much more profound meanings
for the critic , but at second hand they can be of small service to you . I do not ...
to show the impossibility of criticism ; but in fact he has only shown to what
extravagance the Socratic method may sometimes lead . There is one sort of
criticism that is evidently futile . This is that which is written by the critic to
have read lately two or three books in which a claim is made to form an exact
science of criticism . They have not convinced me that such a thing is possible .
Criticism to my mind is a personal matter , but there is nothing against that if the
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