The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (The Original Unabridged 1942 Edition of 28 Essays), Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf

The Death of the Moth and Other Essays (The Original Unabridged 1942 Edition of 28 Essays)

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The eye is not a miner, not a diver, not a seeker after buried treasure. It floats us smoothly down a stream; resting, pausing, the brain sleeps perhaps as it looks.
Maria Maha.J
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And the rest of the journey was performed in the delicious society of my own body.
Maria Maha.J
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beauty and beauty and beauty,
Maria Maha.J
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one looks up, one is overcome by beauty extravagantly greater than one could expect—
Maria Maha.J
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Just as life had been strange a few minutes before, so death was now as strange.
Maria Maha.J
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one saw life, a pure bead.
Maria Maha.J
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nothing, I knew, had any chance against death.
Maria Maha.J
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He was little or nothing but life.
Martin Poul Larsen
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And what greater delight and wonder can there be than to leave the straight lines of personality and deviate into those footpaths that lead beneath brambles and thick tree trunks into the heart of the forest where live those wild beasts, our fellow men?
Martin Poul Larsen
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There is always a hope, as we reach down some grayish–white book from an upper shelf, directed by its air of shabbiness and desertion, of meeting here with a man who set out on horseback over a hundred years ago to explore the woollen market in the Midlands and Wales; an unknown traveller, who stayed at inns, drank his pint, noted pretty girls and serious customs, wrote it all down stiffly, laboriously for sheer love of it (the book was published at his own expense); was infinitely prosy, busy, and matter–of–fact, and so let flow in without his knowing it the very scent of hollyhocks and the hay together with such a portrait of himself as gives him forever a seat in the warm corner of the mind’s inglenook.
Monica Dimitrova
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death is stronger than I am
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He strains to describe; we strain to see; he flickers his torch; we catch a flying gleam.
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I feel as if I had stubbed my toe on the corner of the wardrobe
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And if I am to guess the reason, it is, I should say, that the rhythm which was opening and shutting with a force that sent shocks of excitement from your head to your heels has encountered some hard and hostile object upon which it has smashed itself to pieces.
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But as it is of the utmost importance that readers should be amused, writers acquiesce.
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She goes on talking, we half listen. And then something she says rouses us. We add it to her character, so that the character grows and changes, and she seems like a living person, inexhaustible.
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as Leda, was the mother of Helen of Troy, and, as Saint Anne, the mother of Mary…
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Of all forms of literature, however, the essay is the one which least calls for the use of long words.
Anna Avdeeva
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its present is more important than its pas
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