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" Three years of such companionship at that plastic and impressionable age were bound to leave in the boy a profound mistrust of life. The young man learned to reflect, which is a destructive process, a reckoning of the cost. "
Victory: An Island Tale - Page 103
by Joseph Conrad - 1915 - 462 pages
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Victory

Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford - 1921
...that right to absolute moral and intellectual <l liberty of which he no longer believed them worthy, v Three years of such companionship at that plastic...reflect, which is a destructive process, a reckoning f of the cost. It is not the clear-sighted who lead the world. Great achievements are accomplished...
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Richard Wagner and the Modern British Novel

John Louis DiGaetani - Biography & Autobiography - 1978 - 179 pages
...could not refuse him a measure of greatness, for he was unhappy in a way unknown to mediocre souls .... Three years of such companionship at that plastic...is a destructive process, a reckoning of the cost." 22 Such a paternal influence incapacitated the boy in a subtle but profound way because Axel developed...
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Victory, an Island Tale

Joseph Conrad - 1929 - 396 pages
...then writing his last book. In this work, at the end of his life, he claimed for mankind that right to absolute moral and intellectual liberty of which...destructive process, a reckoning of the cost. It is not the dear-sighted who lead the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm mental fog,...
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