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BOOK EIGHTH. 

INITIAL CHAPTER. 

THE ABUSE OF INTELLECT. 

There is at present so vehement a flourish of trumpets, and so prodigious
a roll of the drum, whenever we are called upon to throw up our hats, and
cry "Huzza" to the "March of Enlightenment," that, out of that very
spirit of contradiction natural to all rational animals, one is tempted
to stop one's ears, and say, "Gently, gently; LIGHT is noiseless: how
comes 'Enlightenment' to make such a clatter? Meanwhile, if it be not
impertinent, pray, where is Enlightenment marching to?" Ask that
question of any six of the loudest bawlers in the procession, and I'll
wager tenpence to California that you get six very unsatisfactory
answers.  One respectable gentleman, who, to our great astonishment,

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