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sion of the perpetual question why education seems to lead men away from religion, and in Huxley's and Stevenson's so different impressions of the relation between our philosophy of life and the "new science," which was "new" in the days of Bacon, of Locke, and of Hume, and will again be "new" in the twenty-first century. It is worth while emphasizing this oddly old-new aspect of the study of the substance of literature, in order that the aim of our culture in the wise words of a recent critic may be "not to merge the present in a dream of the past, but to hold the past as a living force in the present."

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