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He talked to me of Italy and Greece , neither of which in point of fact he knew , but
he fired my young imagination and I began to learn Italian . I accepted everything
he told me with the fervour of the proselyte . I should not blame him because ...
... managed to visit a good many places in Germany ( at Munich I saw Ibsen
drinking a glass of beer at the Maximilianerhof and with a scowl on his face
reading the paper ) and I went to Switzerland ; but the first real journey I made
was to Italy .
The Italian Renaissance is fascinating too , but the subject , comparatively , is
small ; the ideas that informed it were few , and you get tired of its art which has
been long since drained of its creative value so that you are left only with grace ...
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