AUTHOR OF "PETER SCHLEMIHL IN AMERICA" "MODERN PILGRIMS," ETC.
I HAD A DREAM WHICH WAS NOT ALL A DREAM.-BYRON.
The greatest philosopher in the world, says Pascal, on a plank wider than is necessary in
order to go without danger from one side of an abyss to the other, cannot think without
trembling of the abyss that is beneath him. It is not reason, it is imagination that frightens
him... Imagination is a child that must be educated by putting it under the discipline and
government of better faculties; it must be accustomed to go to intelligence for aid instead of
troubling intelligence with its phantoms. . . Nature trembles when face to face with the
unknown eternity. It is wise to present ourselves there with all our forces united-reason and
beart lending each other mutual support, the imagination being subdued or charmed.
COUSIN, on the True, the Beautiful and the Good.
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