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A Modern Symposium

Auhtor: G Lowes Dickinson

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A Modern Symposium Classic Reprint by G Lowes Dickinson. A MODERN SYMPOSIUM SOME of my readers may have heard of a club known as the Seekers. It is now extinct but in its day it was famous and included a number of men prominent in politics or in the professions. We used to meet once a fortnight on the Saturday night in London during the winter but in the summer usuallyat the country house of one or other of the members where we would spend the week end together. The member in whose house the meeting was held was chair man for the evening and after the paper had been read it was his duty to call upon the members to speak in what order he thought best. On the occasion of the discussion which I am to record the meeting was held in my own house where I now write on the North Downs. The company was an interesting one. There was Remenham then Prime About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings such as Philosophy Classics Science Religion History Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at http www.forgottenbooks.org

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... it was famous, and included a number of men prominent in politics or in the professions. We used to meet once a fortnight on the Saturday night, in ...
... instrument so that it shall play it correctly. Thus, if Plato could have had his way, his great common chord, his harmony of producers, soldiers and ...
... has blessed this country in the last half-century of her annals. This access of wealth was admitted indeed by the speaker who preceded me. But ...
... and peace. But here once more I am unable to follow his audacious flight. Confined to the sphere of observation, I cannot but note that in the long ...
... almost without anyone knowing it to work from the foundation upwards without unduly disturbing the superstructure. By a mere adjustment of rates ...
... for. But the tendency is clear and nowhere clearer than in this country. Here at any rate we may hopefully look forward to a continual extension ...
... be burnt up by fire that there are obstructions so immense that they can only be exploded by dynamite that the work of destruction is a necessary ...
... stations in opposite quarters of the heavens, then, I think, MacCarthy and myself must represent such a pair of contraries, and move in an antithetic ...
... if it did not endanger other Goods, which may be even more important than equality of opportunity. Nor do I hold that in a collectivist state there ...
... and it is exactly where it is most imperative to act that our ignorance is most complete, the science of politics has hardly yet even begun to ...
... a note was passed along to me from Ellis, asking permission to speak next. I assented willingly for Ellis, though some of us thought him frivolous, ...
... hole-and-corner variety there immense rivers, endless forests, interminable plains, indefinite repetition of a few broad ideas here distracting transitions, ...
... suffered on the cross, and at the stake, for which she has sacrificed wealth, health, ease, intelligence, life, these questions of the meaning ...
... was born at the end of an epoch that I stand as it were at the summit, just before the plunge into the valley below and looking back, survey and summarize ...
... able to find it so bad. But I'm not going to argue with him, because I know it's no use. Its all the other people I want to quarrel with-except Ellis, ...
... future or the present of the world as poetry. Allison, for instance, and Wilson would be different men if only they would read my works! I'm not sure ...
... of you, I think, except Cantilupe, have assumed that the good life, whatever it may be, can be attained by everybody and that society should be ...
... it can be applied, it may be disinterestedly pursued. And democracy hitherto, though impatiently, endures an ideal aim in the hope of degrading its ...
... to create one who has the power to create himself. If he fail, she fails back goes the metal to the pot and the great process begins anew. If ...
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