The agreeable eye

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Tuesday. A heavy day, with mind weighted, wandering through the hours without leisure and without interest. Reading, too, for my essay, attending lecture, and a seminar (on the 18th century: curious how I had never viewed the 1700s as being ‘wedged’ between the monoliths of early modern and late modern history, but have always thought of it as a time of beginnings… this is the American view, rather than the British view; but it is strange that the speaker never mentioned the French Revolution except in passing…).


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