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Essays on Life, Art and Science

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Language: English
Wordcount: 65,834 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 36.6
LoC Category: PN
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ine," of which the second section is here given under the title, "The Sanctuary of Montrigone." The section devoted to the sculptor represents all that Butler then knew about Tabachetti, but since it was written various documents have come to light, principally owing to the investigations of Cavaliere Francesco Negri, of Casale Monferrato, which negative some of Butler's most cherished conclusions. Had Butler lived he would either have rewritten his essay in accordance with Cavaliere Negri's discoveries, of which he fully recognised the value, or incorporated them into the revised edition of "Ex Voto," which he intended to publish. As it stands, the essay requires so much revision that I have decided to omit it altogether, and to postpone giving English readers a full account of Tabachetti's career until a second edition of "Ex Voto" is required. Meanwhile I have given a brief summary of the main facts of Tabachetti's life in a note (page 154) to the essay on "Art in the Valley of Saas." Any one who wish

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