And there rose in her an unmastering desire to overcome her; to unmask her. If she could have felled her it would have eased her. But it was not the body; it was the soul and its mockery that she wished to subdue; make feel her mastery.
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The beautiful seems right by force of beauty, and the feeble wrong because of weakness.
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One cannot live well, love well or sleep well unless one has dined well.
Yet, it is true, poetry is delicious; the best prose is that which is most full of poetry.
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