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Marius the Epicurean, vol 1

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,153 / 162 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.3
LoC Category: BL
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 2,195
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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itive morals. But then, farm-life in Italy, including the culture of the olive and the vine, has a grace of its own, and might well contribute to the production of an ideal dignity of character, like that of nature itself in this gifted region. Vulgarity seemed impossible. The place, though impoverished, was still deservedly dear, full of venerable memories, and with a living sweetness of its own for to-day.

To hold by such ceremonial traditions had been a part of the struggling family pride of the lad's father, to which the example of the head of the state, old Antoninus Pius--an example to be still further enforced by his successor--had given a fresh though perhaps somewhat artificial popularity. It had been consistent with many another homely and old-fashioned trait in him, not to undervalue the charm of exclusiveness and immemorial authority, which membership in a local priestly college, hereditary in his house, conferred upon him. To set a real value on [16] these things was but one element in tha

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