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" ... these the periods, for the most part, of greatest interest to mankind, the history of which may be so written that the actors shall reveal their characters in their own words ; where mind can be seen matched against mind, and the great passions of... "
Notices of the Proceedings at the Meetings of the Members of the Royal ... - Page 195
by Royal Institution of Great Britain - 1866
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The Dial, Volume 18

Francis Fisher Browne, Waldo Ralph Browne, Scofield Thayer - 1895 - 376 pages
...matched against mind, and the great passions of the epoch not simply be described as existing, but be exhibited at their white heat in the souls and hearts possessed by them." In this latest, posthumous volume, the programme laid clown thirty years before is realized. The nine...
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Julius Caesar

James Anthony Froude - 1899 - 498 pages
...their character in their own words. There are all the elements of the highest order of drama, when the huge forces of the times are as the Grecian destiny...overwhelms him or ruling while he seems to yield to it. You should no more ask for a theory of this or that period of history than you should ask for a theory...
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Studies of a Biographer, Volume 3

Leslie Stephen - 1902 - 486 pages
...matched against mind, and the great passions of the epoch not simply be described as existing, but be exhibited at their white heat in the souls and hearts possessed by them.' There, he says, we have all the elements of drama of the highest order — ' where the huge forces of the...
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The Bookman, Volume 51

1920 - 838 pages
...described as existing, but be exhibited at white heat in the souls and hearts possessed by them, where the power of the man is seen either stemming the stream...overwhelms him, or ruling while he seems to yield, —then these "Memories" and "Records" of Admiral Fisher are history. Fisher is conscious of all this...
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