There is another consideration to be added to all these. In the various arts and intellectual occupations, there is a degree of proficiency sufficient for living by it, and there is a higher degree on which depend the great productions which immortalise a

When in a circle of strangers or acquaintances a person of moderate abilities asserts an opinion with heat, I will venture to affirm– for I have traced this fact home' –very often that it is a prejudice.

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