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There is no need for the writer of fiction to be an expert on any subject but his
own; on the contrary, it is hurtful to him, since, human nature being weak, he is
hard put to it to resist the temptation of inappositely using his special knowledge.
jack one of them), about the value of a sonnet or the excellence of a Greek bas-
relief (Greek, my eyel I tell you it's a Roman copy and if I tell you a thing it is so);
but they were all agreed about this, that they burned with a hard, gem-like flame.
from the remotest origins have had some sort of belief in God and it is hard to
think that a belief that has grown up with the human race, a belief that has been
accepted by the wisest men, the sages of the East, the philosophers of Greece,
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review