A Mere Accident

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Author: George Moore
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,775 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 11
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 563
Added to site: 2007.08.31
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al nature, but such a misapprehension arises from the common habit of confusing pure thought--thought which proceeds direct from the brain and lives uncoloured by the material wants of life--with instincts whose complexity often causes them to appear as mental potentialities, whereas they are but instincts, inherited promptings, and aversions more or less modified by physical constitution and the material forces of the life in which the constitution has grown up; and yet, though pure thought, that is to say the power of detaching oneself from the webs of life and viewing men and things from a height, is the rarest of gifts, many are possessed of sufficient intellectuality to enjoy with the brain apart from the senses. Mrs Norton was such an one. After five o'clock tea she would ask Kitty to read to her, and drawing her shawl about her shoulders, would readily abandon the intellectual side of her nature to the seductive charm of the romantic story of James of Scotland; and while to the girl the heroism and chi

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