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By George Santayana

Initially released in 1922. This quantity from the Cornell college Library's print collections was once scanned on an APT BookScan and switched over to JPG 2000 layout through Kirtas applied sciences. All titles scanned conceal to hide and pages could contain marks notations and different marginalia found in the unique quantity.

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Experience has taught him the uses to which vitality can be put, so as to preserve and refresh it. He knows the right degree of exertion normally required to do things he does not saunter well to walk or to talk, for instance nor scramble, he does not gesticulate nor scream. In consequence, perhaps, on extraordinary occasions he fails and his eloquence is not at first to exert himself enough insularity, : ; ; torrential nor inspired, even at those rare moments But when nothing presses, he it ought to be so.

Groping and empirical in its habits, it will continue in the path it happens to have turned into ; for in a fog how should it otherwise choose its direction ? Its natural preference is to be guided by touch and smell, but it sometimes finds it convenient to use its eyes and ears as a substitute. So long as the reference to the vegetative soul and its comforts remains dominant, this substitution is harmless. Sights and sounds will then be but flowers in the prisoner s garden, and intelligence a maze through which at best he will find his way home again.

DONS 43 13 DONS DONS are picturesque figures. oddities, personal and Their fussy ways and their intellectual, are as becoming to them Their minds are all as black feathers to the blackbird. closed and little hidden gardens. gates, gaunt pinnacles, A mediaeval tradition survives in their notion of learning in their manner of life they are monks flown from the and ; dovecot, scholastics carrying their punctilious habits into In the grander ones there may be the family circle. some assimilation to a prelate, a country gentleman, or a party leader but the rank and file are modest, industrious ; pedagogues, sticklers for routine, with a squinting know ledge of old books and of young men.

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