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" The zealous student of myth and ritual, more intent on explaining them than on enjoying the lore of the people, is too apt to invade the garden of romance and with a sweep of his scythe to lay the flowers of fancy in the dust. He needs to be reminded... "
Apollodorus: The Library - Page xxxi
by Apollodorus - 1921
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J. G. Frazer: His Life and Work

Robert Ackerman - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 374 pages
...have had another origin — The zealous student of myth and ritual, more intent on explaining them than on enjoying the lore of the people, is too apt...bull behind every hedge or a canker in every rose. Frazer's epistemology has led him up a blind alley, and in the end he seems to have despaired of making...
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The Myth and Ritual School: J.G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists

Robert Ackerman - History - 2002 - 254 pages
...lore of the people, is too apt to invade the garden of romance and with a sweep of his JG Frazer 59 scythe to lay the flowers of fancy in the dust. He...behind every hedge or a canker in every rose. The utilitarian creed is good and true only on condition that we interpret utility in a large and liberal...
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The Challenge of the Greek and Other Essays

Terrot Reaveley Glover - 1972 - 262 pages
...or both conjoined, there is a charm, a fascination in them. "We must not", writes Sir James Frazer, "look for a myth or a rite behind every tale, like a bull behind every hedge. . . . Men have told stories for the sheer joy of telling them."5 It is the old idea of Apuleius in...
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