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" Action — the first thought, or perhaps the first impulse, on earth! The barbed hook, baited with the illusion of progress, to bring out of the lightless void the shoals of unnumbered generations! "And I, the son of my father, have been caught too, like... "
The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad: Victory - Page 174
by Joseph Conrad - 1921
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1921
...lot of the original Adam in me, after all." He reflected, too, with the sense of making a discovery, that this primeval ancestor is not easily suppressed....you, too, if you are anything, are as pitiful as the Test, yet never expecting any pity for yourself." "What is one to do, then?" sighed the young man,...
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VICTORY

JOSEP CONRAD - 1921
...baited with the illusion of progress, to bring out of the lightless void the shoals of •nnumbered generations! "And I, the son of my father, have been...contempt which is called pity. It is perhaps the least difficult—always remembering that you, too, if you are anything, are as pitiful as the rest, yet...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - English fiction - 1924 - 412 pages
...lot of the original Adam in me, after all." He reflected, too, with the sense of making a discovery, that this primeval ancestor is not easily suppressed....you, too, if you are anything, are as pitiful as the Test, yet never expecting any pity for yourself." "What is one to do, then?" sighed the young man,...
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Joseph Conrad: A Short Study of His Intellectual and Emotional Attitude ...

Wilson Follett - 1915 - 111 pages
...solution of everything, his ultimate wisdom. "But since you have not attained to it," he told the son, "I advise you to cultivate that form of contempt which is called pity . . . Look on—make no sound." In pursuance of which formula, Axel Heyst lives most of his days seeing...
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Victory: An Island Tale

Joseph Conrad, Mara Kalnins - Fiction - 2004 - 333 pages
...unvisited, unhonoured, cemetery of hopes. He had listened. Then, after a silence, he had asked—for he was really young then: "Is there no guidance?"...contempt which is called pity.* It is perhaps the least difficult—always remembering that you, too, if you are anything, are as pitiful as the rest, yet...
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Victory, an Island Tale

Joseph Conrad - 1929 - 396 pages
...lot of the original Adam in me, after all." He reflected, too, with the sense of making a discovery, that this primeval ancestor is not easily suppressed....you, too, if you are anything, are as pitiful as the lest, yet never expecting any pity for yourself." "What is one to do, then?" sighed the young man,...
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