Author: Edmund Gosse
Title: Father and Son: a study of two temperaments
Characters: Edmund Gosse, Philip Henry Gosse, Emily Gosse,
Epigraph: Der Glaube ist wie die Liebe; er Lasst sich nicht Erzwingen." Schopenhauer.
First words: This book is a record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs.
Quotations: There is little sympathy felt in this world of rhetoric for the silent sufferings of the genteel poor, yet there is no class that deserves a more charitable commiseration.
Last words: No compromise, it is seen, was offered; no proposal of a truce would have been acceptable. It was a case of 'Everything or Nothing'; and thus desperately challenged, the young man's conscience threw
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