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rippling with colour and light ; because the earning of pence is a small thing to him by comparison with the joy of life, and material things themselves but an illusion of the temporary flesh.
But the world, you will say, is not a world of
taking his ease
philosophers and artists, but an economic world, of manufacturers, of creators and distributors of wealth ; and since that is the case, there is no room in it for people of this kind, unless by extraordinary efficiency in their own pursuits they are able to compete with the rest of mankind. And in any case the demand