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QUOTATION: Even people whose lives have been made various by learning,
sometimes find it hard to keep a fast hold on their habitual views of
life, on their faith in the Invisiblenay, on the sense that their
past joys and sorrows are a real experience, when they are suddenly transported
to a new land, where by beings around them know nothing of their history,
and share none of their ideaswhere their mother earth shows another
lap, and human life has other forms than those on which their souls have
been nourished. Minds that have been unhinged from their old faith and
love, have perhaps sought this Lethean influence of exile, in which the
past becomes dreamy because its symbols have all vanished, and the present
too is dreamy because it is linked with no memories.