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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • His mind when wearied of its search for the essence of beauty amid the spectral words of Aristotle or Aquinas turned often for its pleasure to the dainty songs of the Elizabethans.
  • And through the several torments of the senses the immortal soul is tortured eternally in its very essence amid the leagues upon leagues of glowing fires kindled in the abyss by the offended majesty of the Omnipotent God and fanned into everlasting and ever-increasing fury by the breath of the anger of the God-head.

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  • To make things better, to enjoy each other’s company, and to empathize are essence of humanity.
  • There was only—spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness, the vital essence of it everywhere...
    Willa Cather

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