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Henry Adams

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He used to say, half in jest, that his great ambition was to complete St. Augustine's Confessions, but that St. Augustine, like a great artist, had worked from multiplicity to unity, while he, like a small one, had to reverse the method and work back from unity to multiplicity.
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Henry Cabot Lodge, in the Editor's Preface to the 1918 editon of The Education of Henry Adams (September 1918)

 
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