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From: Victorian Poetry
In his letter of June 27, 1864, to Julia Wedgwood, Robert Browning reports on the following encounter:
Last night I was talking with a friend who read aloud a passage from Dr. Newman's Apology in which he says that "he is as convinced of the existence of God"--an individual, not an external force merely--"as of his own existence:" I believe he deceives himself and that no sane man has ever had, with mathematical exactness, equal conviction on those two points--though the approximation to equality may be in any degree short of that: and looking at the ...
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