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I hesitated, because I knew that he judged from a standpoint of excellence that is
hard to attain; and though I was aware that he had a profound knowledge of
Elizabethan literature, his inordinate admiration for Esther Waters made me
The stockbroker has his knowledge too and so has the artizan. It is a silly
prejudice of the intellectual that his is the only one that counts. The True, the
Good and the Beautiful are not the perquisites of those who have been to
expensive schools ...
But the king was immersed in affairs of state and could not read so many books,
so he bade them go and condense this knowledge into a smaller number. Fifteen
years later they returned and their camels carried but five hundred works.
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