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Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

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The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old read more

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

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Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on read more

Local color has a fatal tendency to remain local; but it is also true that the universal often borders on the void.

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Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.

Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.

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Southward, two mighty ranges of the Appalachians shouldered their way into the blue distance like tremendous caravans marching across eternity.

Southward, two mighty ranges of the Appalachians shouldered their way into the blue distance like tremendous caravans marching across eternity.

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In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material read more

In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized.

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Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.

Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.

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Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal read more

Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested.

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