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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern Volume 16 (Paperback, Annotated edition) Loot Price: R533
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern Volume 16 (Paperback, Annotated edition): Charles Dudley Warner

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern Volume 16 (Paperback, Annotated edition)

Charles Dudley Warner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... that all the rest must join in submitting itself. There is nothing more odious than the majority: it consists of a few powerful men to lead the way; of accommodating rascals and submissive weaklings; and of a mass of men who trot after them without in the least knowing their own mind. Translators are like busy match-makers: they sing the praises of some half-veiled beauty, and extol her charms, and arouse an irresistible longing for the original. NATURE Nature We are surrounded by her and locked in her clasp: powerless to leave her, and powerless to come closer to her. Unasked and unwarned she takes us up into the whirl of her dance, and hurries on with us till we are weary and fall from her arms. There is constant life in her, motion and development; and yet she remains where she was. She is eternally changing, nor for a moment does she stand still. Of rest she knows nothing, and to all stagnation she has affixed her curse. She is steadfast; her step is measured, her exceptions rare, her laws immutable. She loves herself, and clings eternally to herself with eyes and hearts innumerable. She has divided herself that she may be her own delight. She is ever making new creatures spring up to delight in her, and imparts herself insatiably. She rejoices in illusion. If a man destroys this in himself and others, she punishes him like the hardest tyrant. If he follows her in confidence, she presses him to her heart as it were her child. She spurts forth her creatures out of nothing, and tells them not whence they come and whither they go. They have only to go their way: she knows the path. Her crown is Love. Only through Love can we come near her. She puts gulfs between all things, and all things strive to be interfused. She isolates everything, that...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Charles Dudley Warner
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 150
Edition: Annotated edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-50171-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > Classical, early & medieval
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-217-50171-0
Barcode: 9780217501712

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