A Candidate for Truth

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Little, Brown,, 1912 - 486 頁
 

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第 54 頁 - If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well : 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
第 42 頁 - ... it should come at the end rather than at the beginning of labour — bulked large in the diary of anyone connected with 63, Acacia Avenue.
第 463 頁 - She regarded it as a reproof, he as high praise; and that was the essential difference, not only between her and him, but between him and the mass of mankind.
第 131 頁 - ... travellers, pretty typists, truculent compositors, Cornish villagers, flit in and out of the pages of the trilogy, who, once met, can never be forgotten. They are all flesh and blood. These two perfect cameos of psychological analysis may be taken as typical : "When Laurence's brain grew dull and futile after a period of clean living and close application, he could find no stimulus for it save by a concession to the brute in him. When the brute was tired by excess, it found rest and the means...
第 153 頁 - He worked by love and the profession of love among smaller personalities, yet it is hard to believe that love was what he sought at last. He was a superman who worked for no rewards here, and none ever heard him speak of any hope of reward hereafter. His eschatology was written in some sealed book that he never opened. His was a personality to command admiration and compel love. Even those who — like Jacob Stahl — suffered bitterly at his hands, still remembered him in after-years with admiration...
第 153 頁 - Truly, the man was honest when he was not fishing (for the souls of men). He could beget love for himself in the mind of man or woman ; and he could reject it without compunction when offered — a far harder thing. . . . He was only selfish in the rigour of his self-denial ... he was a superman who worked for no rewards here, and none ever heard him speak of any hope of reward hereafter. . . . Even those who — like Jacob Stahl — suffered bitterly at his hands, still remembered him in after...
第 343 頁 - ... Jacob admires, but criticises. Meredith declares that modern ' ' realism is not art . . . the realism of Dickens and his school consists, not in reporting the slang and cant phrases of the day, but in inventing a form of speech which shall definitely represent a type to the mind of the reader . . . the artist must bring something to his work, must define something more than a mere replica of his subject. He must express an attitude — the artist crystallises all the elements of an idea into...

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