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A Last Diary

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Author: Bruce Frederick Cummings (W. N. P. Barbellion)
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,958 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 631
Added to site: 2007.03.03
mnybks.net#: 16187
Genres: Biography, Health
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ent look through the veil at *the thing itself.' I really cannot make myself clear without a great deal of care, and I hope you will not misunderstand me.

"But, to diverge somewhat, it was only the other day that suddenly, when I was not expecting it, I saw mother's face in an objective way. I saw and looked on it as a stranger who had never seen her; and mind you, there is a good deal of difference between these two points of view. I never realised until that moment that we look on those whom we know so well in the light and shade of the knowledge we have gained before. . . .

"The natural conclusion of these observations I take to be that we never know how anthropomorphic our views may really be. (Somebody else has said this somewhere, but I don't know who. Huxley ?) I am naturally sceptical of all sciences and systems of philosophy. Science, of course, deals with the experienced universe, and cannot possibly ever reach ultimate truth. In philosophy I am always haunted by the suspicion that, if

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