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It is very hard to discover the exact point where the idiom one has formed to
express oneself has lost its tang . As Dr Johnson said : ' He that has once
studiously formed a style , rarely writes afterwards with complete ease . '
Admirably as I think ...
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
was not distressed by their badness . I had acquired independence of spirit .
By the time I was twenty - four I had constructed a complete system of philosophy
. It rested on two principles : The Relativity of Things and The Circumferentiality of
Man . I have learnt since that the first of these was not a very original discovery ...
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