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I have seen men since as I saw them then , and thus have I drawn them . It may
not be a true picture and I know that many have thought it an unpleasant one . It
is doubt1 less partial , for naturally I have seen men through [ 67 ] THE SUMMING
1 less partial , for naturally I have seen men through my own idiosyncrasies . A
buoyant , optimistic , healthy and sentimental person would have seen the same
people quite differently . I can only claim to have seen them coherently .
William Somerset Maugham. attempting to capture the modern spirit and
dismayed when their efforts were treated with derision . I had seen famous
authors treated with contumely , when they offered a play to managers who had
once pestered ...
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