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Mon Apr 03 02:04:43 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Lore of Proserpine, by Maurice Hewlett This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Lore of Proserpine Author: Maurice Hewlett Release Date: July 1, 2006 [EBook #18730] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK LORE OF PROSERPINE *** Produced by Ted Garvin, Sankar Viswanathan, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net LORE OF PROSERPINE BY MAURICE HEWLETT -Thus go the fairy kind, Whither Fate driveth; not as we Who fight with it, and deem us free Therefore, and after pine, or strain Against our prison bars in vain; For to them Fate is Lord of Life And Death, and idle is a strife With such a master ...- _Hypsipyle_. CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS NEW YORK : : : : 1913 COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS * * * * * Mon Apr 03 02:04:43 2017 2 TO DESPOINA FROM WHOM, TO WHOM ALL * * * * * PREFACE I hope nobody will ask me whether the things in this book are true, for it will then be my humiliating duty to reply that I don’t know. They seem to be so to me writing them; they seemed to be so when they occurred, and one of them occurred only two or three years ago.
That sort of answer satisfies me, and is the only one I can make.
As I grow older it becomes more and more difficult to distinguish one kind of appearance from another, and to say, that is real, and again, that is illusion.
Honestly, I meet in my daily walks innumerable beings, to all sensible signs male and female.
Some of them I can touch, some smell, some speak with, some see, some discern otherwise than by sight.
But if you cannot trust your eyes, why should you trust your nose or your fingers? There’s my difficulty in talking about reality. Th...





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