The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

Generally: citations

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a quiz…

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playing sortes virgilianae with Middlemarch

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from The Book of the Knight of La Tour-Landry

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Essays in Idleness

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from the Journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké…

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Anna Comnena on the character of a good leader…

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T.E. Hulme pontificates…

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from Tamburlaine the Great

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political advice from Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis

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a glimpse in the mirror.

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the cunning Manager.

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historical realities…

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notions and scruples.

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the character of a historian.

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idiosyncratic writing…

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the author disinterested in finances…

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Impossible Object

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adventurous students always read classics.

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athletes and academics.

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a love-song, a love-song.

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Margaret Cavendish gazes into eternity…

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marks of the excellent man.

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modesty & the art of pronunciation.

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identity crisis.

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eccentric employments.

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philosophical hedonism and the necessary…

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language strata at high table.

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Philip Marlowe faces the day…

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Robert Musil gets twisted up.

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Strabo considers ancient stories about the Armenians…

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on fashion and the happy traveller…

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keeping up with the neighbors…

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on waste paper…

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the narcissism of minor differences and the discursive universe…

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education and the perception of living utterances…

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the tapestry of memory…

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reading notes…

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the dangers of logic…

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on studying hard…

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what must be kept…

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derring-do among the philologists…

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in which Lord Chesterfield gives some useful advice regarding time management…

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a writer’s notebook…

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scholarly limitations…

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on the Greek language.

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on architecture, art, busts, and weight…

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facing the void…

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melodramatic laocoon attitudes…

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the dangers of athletics…

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fury and despair…

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materiality and boredom…

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the ship of fools…

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intellectual pelicans and plucked chickens…

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on the best society…

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accumulating and collecting knowledge…

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reading at the dinner table…

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epidemic indifference…

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want and will…

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Kierkegaard reflects…

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Hegel endures history…

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the war of the professionals and amateurs.

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from the lumber room.

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memory, the field of vision, consciousness, a spark.

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at the reference desk.

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howling at the moon…

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consciousness and memory…

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the mystery of the past.

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other readers in the stacks.

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returning to the arcade.

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archaism and fish bones…

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living with things.

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on summer evenings.

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Institutional linkrot.

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Ferrante on Stein, Hemingway, and truth in fiction.

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Jung on bombast and Hegel.

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I write in order to meet myself. I want to catch up with, to become, the person I once was and sometimes am and who has always been there – noting what I really think and feel, see and believe. —Lavinia Greenlaw (Some Answers Without Questions, p. 129)

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