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  • …finds itself able and at ease: he was enamoured of that arduous invention which is the very eye of research, provisionally framing its object and correcting it to more and more exactness of relation; he wanted to pierce the obscurity of those minute processes which prepare human misery and joy, those invisible thoroughfares which are the first lurking-places of anguish, mania, and crime, that delicate poise and transition which determine the growth of happy or unhappy consciousness.

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as in: mania surrounding the big event Define
excessive and widely shared enthusiasm for something
as in: the mania of manic depression Define
a mood disorder characterized by excitement, rapidly changing ideas, and overactivity
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