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not dictated to; who in their consciousness of de- serving success constantly slight the ordinary means of attaining it; who have self-existence and self- help ; who are suffered to be themselves in society ; who are great in the present ; who have no talents, or care not t0 have them, being that which was before talent, and shall be after it, and of which talent seems only a tool: this is character, the highest name at which philosophy has arrived.

'T is not important how the hero does this or this, but what he is. “That he is will appear in every gesture and syllable. In this way the moment and the character are one.

It is a fine fable for the advantage of character over talent, the (trawl; legend of the strife of Jove and Plnebus.

said, “iho will outshoot the far-darting" Apollo?”

Phmbus challenged the gods, and

Zeus said, " I will.“ hlars shook the lots in his helmet. and that of Apollo leaped out first. Apollo stretched his bow and shot his arrow into the ex- treme west. Then Zeus arose, and with one stride cleared the whole distance, and said, “There shall I shoot I’ there is no space left.” So the bowman’s prize was adjudged to him who (lrexv no bow.

And this is tl1e progress of QV61‘_Y earnest mind; from the works of man and the activity of the hands to a delight in the faculties which rule them ;

from a respect to the works to a wise wonder at this

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