The Soul of the Far East

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Author: Percival Lowell
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,776 / 136 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 502
Added to site: 2008.09.17
mnybks.net#: 22079
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Travel
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rmined by certain limiting isotherms, not more than half the width of the zone apart, we shall find that we have included in a relatively small extent of surface almost all the nations of note in the world, past or present. Now if we examine this belt, and compare the different parts of it with one another, we shall be struck by a remarkable fact. The peoples inhabiting it grow steadily more personal as we go west. So unmistakable is this gradation of spirit, that one is tempted to ascribe it to cosmic rather than to human causes. It is as marked as the change in color of the human complexion observable along any meridian, which ranges from black at the equator to blonde toward the pole. In like manner, the sense of self grows more intense as we follow in the wake of the setting sun, and fades steadily as we advance into the dawn. America, Europe, the Levant, India, Japan, each is less personal than the one before. We stand at the nearer end of the scale, the Far Orientals at the other. If with us the I seems

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