chapter  6
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Arcadian Affectations

Naturethrustssomeofusintotheworld miserablyincomplete,ontheemotionalside, withhardlyanysensibilitiesexceptwhat pertaintousasanimals.Nopassion,saveof thesenses~noholytenderness,northe delicacythatresultsfromthis.Externally, perhaps,theybearacloseresemblanceto othermen,andhaveperhapsallsavethe finestgrace:butwhenawomanwrecksherself onsuchabeing,sheultimatelyfindsthatthe realwomanhoodwithinherhasnocorresponding partinhim.Herdeepestvoicelacksa response:thedeeperhercry,themoredead hissilence(III,l03).