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... civilized world of the eighteenth century the actors gave life a touch of fantasy .
Their disorderly existence was a lure to the imagination in the Age of Reason and
the heroic parts they played , the verse they spoke , invested them with a halo .
My lack of imagination ( for imagination grows by exercise and contrary to
common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young ) obliged me to
set down quite straightforwardly what I had seen with my own eyes and heard
with my ...
It is close to us in point of time so that with a very small effort of imagination we
can put ourselves into the men who made it . They are almost contemporaries .
And what they did and what they thought affect the lives we lead today ; after a ...
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