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Rose Leaf and Apple Leaf

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Author: Rennell Rodd
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,487 / 42 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 4.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 478
Added to site: 2011.12.14
mnybks.net#: 31095
Genre: Poetry
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that facile orthodoxy of our day which is so reasonable and so artistically uninteresting, nor yet will he desire that fiery faith of the antique time which, while it intensified, yet limited, the vision, still less will he allow the calm of his culture to be marred by the discordant despair of doubt or the sadness of a sterile skepticism; for the Valley Perilous, where ignorant armies clash by night, is no resting-place meet for her to whom the gods have assigned the clear upland, the serene height, and the sunlit air,--rather will he be always curiously testing new forms of belief, tinging his nature with the sentiment that still lingers about some beautiful creeds, and searching for experience itself, and not for the fruits of experience, when he has got its secret, he will leave without regret much that was once very precious to him. "I am always insincere," says Emerson somewhere, "as knowing that there are other moods:" "Les emotions," wrote Theophile Gautier once in a review of Arsene Houssay

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