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... the spirit of the language has reasserted itself, as it did with Dryden and the
writers of Queen Anne, it was only to be submerged once more by the
pomposities of Gibbon and Dr. Johnson. When English prose recovered
simplicity with Hazlitt, ...
Infinite space seemed to enter it and my spirit, alone with the stars, seemed
capable of any adventure. My imagination was never more nimble; it was like a
barque under press of sail scudding before the breeze. The monotonous days,
For my part, of the various theories of the relations between matter and spirit that
are offered by the philosophers for the consideration of the plain man that which
still seems to me most satisfactory is Spinoza's conception that substance ...
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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