The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature

The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature

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The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature

The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature

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In every life worth writing about there is a ruling passion,--"the very pulse of the machine." Unless you touch that, you are groping around outside of reality.

Sometimes it is romantic love: Nature's masterpiece of interested benevolence. In almost all lives this passion has its season of empire. Therefore, and rightly, it is the favourite theme of the storyteller. Romantic love interests almost everybody, because almost everybody knows something about it, or would like to know.

But there are other passions, no less real, which also have their place and power in human life. Some of them come earlier, and sometimes they last longer, than romantic love. They play alongside of it and are mixed up with it, now checking it, now advancing its flow and tingeing it with their own colour.

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