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  • …arts, commerce, lighting the study of man, the soul, health, immortality, government, In war he is the best backer of the war, he fetches artillery as good as the engineer’s, he can make every word he speaks draw blood, The years straying toward infidelity he withholds by his steady faith, He is no arguer, he is judgment, (Nature accepts him absolutely,) He judges not as the judge judges but as the sun failing round helpless thing, As he sees the farthest he has the most faith, His…
  • (Democracy, the destin’d conqueror, yet treacherous lip-smiles everywhere, And death and infidelity at every step.
  • …fulfilment, the absolute success, despite of people—illustrates evil as well as good, The vehement struggle so fierce for unity in one’s-self, How many hold despairingly yet to the models departed, caste, myths, obedience, compulsion, and to infidelity, How few see the arrived models, the athletes, the Western States, or see freedom or spirituality, or hold any faith in results, (But I see the athletes, and I see the results of the war glorious and inevitable, and they again leading to…

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  • The candidate was accused of marital infidelity.
  • I forgive his infidelity which I have reason to believe he also regrets...
    Alexandre Dumas  --  Ten Years Later

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