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Page 8 - We must either wrest the Apostolic See from the hands of the Italians, or else despoil it to such a degree that it will not matter where it abides.
Page 23 - Nothing that he touched but turned into a thing of eternal beauty. Whether it be the cross-section of a skull, the structure of a weed, or a study of muscles, he, with his feeling for line and for light and shade, forever transmuted it into life-communicating values; and all without intention, for most of these magical sketches were dashed off to illustrate purely...
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