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Author: Havelock Ellis
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,935 / 162 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 553
mnybks.net#: 2496
Genre: Essays
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peevish voice. She was just an ordinary stolid nourishing young Englishwoman. But I had been in France, and though I had been travelling for a whole fortnight I had seen nothing like this. She lay back and began reading a novel, which she speedily exchanged for a basin. I fear I felt a certain satisfaction at the spectacle. It is good for the English barbarian to be chastised with scorpions.

How pleasant at Newhaven to find myself near another woman, a young Frenchwoman, with the firm, disciplined, tender face, the sweetly-modulated voice, the air of fine training, the dignified self-respect which also involves respect for others. I realised in a flash the profound contrast to that fellow-countrywoman of mine who had fascinated my attention on board the boat.

But one imagines a French philosopher, a new Taine, let us suppose, setting out from Dieppe for the "land of Suffragettes" to write another _Notes sur l'Angleterre_. How finely he would build a great generalisation on narrow premises! How acutely

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