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They only put the nation in form, finally tell anything — prove, complete anything — per- and most powerful and populous communities of the antique world, and some of the grandest personalities and events, have, to after and present times, left themselves entirely unbequeathed. Doubtless, greater than any that have come down to us, were among those lands, heroisms, persons, that have not come down to us at all, even by name, date, or location. Others have arrived safely, as from voyages over wide, century-stretching seas.

Robert Goldenson, a psychology professor at Hunter College reports: I nstead of the adverse effect th ev feared, librarians and teachers report that he cultural values communicated b v children's television programs are responsible for much wider exploration of the world of books by children than in t pre-television days. In 1955 youngsters set a record for borrowing books from public libraries, and much of this is due to their desire to delve more and more literature dealing with exploration, general science, space travel other countries.

State of in the lump, is dis- affront to the merely educated classes. with the Infinite, alone confronts his — and oceanic qualities but taste, intelligence and culture (socalled), have been against the masses, and remain so. There is plenty of glamour about the most damnable crimes and hoggish meannesses, special manifold and general, of the feudal and dynastic world over there, with its personnel and queens and courts, so well dressed and so handsome. But the of lords People are ungrammatical, untidy, and their sins gaunt and Literature, whatever may be said, between a seems as It literary charity business, even in this country, of the People is, rife — if, make mostly so far, there were and professional democracies.

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