It is a sordid life, you say, this of the Tullivers and Dodsons, irradiated by no sublime principles, no romantic visions, no active, self-renouncing faith; moved by none of those wild, uncontrollable passions which create the dark shadows of misery and crime; without that primitive, rough simplicity of wants, that hard, submissive, ill-paid toil, that childlike spelling-out of what nature has written, which gives its poetry to peasant life.
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He was irradiated by the dawn of a great amazement.
H.G. Wells -- The Invisible Man
For, d’ye see, rainbows do not visit the clear air; they only irradiate vapour.