New Arabian Nights

New Arabian Nights

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New Arabian Nights

New Arabian Nights

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It seems incredible that a genius so unusual as that of Robert Alan Stevenson should pass out of existence, leaving nothing more for posterity than a single brilliant volume and a few desultory papers on music and painting; but he was a dreamer of dreams, without ambitions, who dwelt alone in a world of fantasy, from which he would sometimes emerge to dazzle his friends with wild theories, sound philosophy, unexpected learning, and whimsical absurdities, all jumbled together and presented with such pertinent reasoning and certainty of the truth of his premises that his hearers would be swept off their feet.

Running through the contradictory tangle of his mind was a consistent thread of religion, an inheritance from a long line of pious ancestors. Expatiating on the glories of the future world,

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