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When I have heard judges on the bench moralizing with unction I have asked
myself whether it was possible for them to have forgotten their humanity so
completely as their words suggested. I have wished that beside his bunch of
flowers at ...
... and wanting to show his gratitude (which of course he had no business to feel,
for my apparent kindness was rigidly determined) he asked me what I would like
as a present, I answered without hesitation Herbert Spencer's First Principles.
I was capable of no new development. I had sloughed the arrogance of culture.
My mood was complete acceptance. I asked from nobody more than he could
give me. I had learnt toleration. I was pleased with the goodness of my fellows; I
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