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Sometimes he fills you with horror; sometimes he is entirely sympathetic; but he
has an inner coherence, so that though you often shudder you accept. But it was
long before Stendhal's example bore fruit. Balzac, with all his genius, drew his ...
It is sentimental; but will only accept sentimentality of its own brand: thus in
England it will accept the emotions attached to the concept of home, but the
concept of a son's love for his mother only excites its ridicule. It is careless of
probability if ...
I pointed out earlier in these pages how unwilling an audience is to accept
impulse on the stage. Now an impulse is merely an urge to action of whose
motive the agent is not conscious; it is analogous to an intuition, which is a
judgement you ...
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