“The terror of being judged sharpens the memory …. Even without memory, the life is bound into one by a zone of dependence in growth and decay; but intense memory forces a man to own his blameworthy past. With memory set smarting like a reopened wound, a man’s past is not simply a dead history … : it is a still quivering part of himself. … Age made egoism more eager but less enjoying.” — Middlemarch

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College instructor, into central European history.
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