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    Default belongs to ages than to mortal life.

    Does this "ages" mean times or history or whatever? Or does it have any figurative meaning?

    ex)We are often made to feel that there is another youth and age than that which is measured from the year of our natural birth. Some thoughts always find us young and keep us so. Such a thought is the love of universal and eternal beauty. Every man ceases that contemplation with the feeling that it rather belongs to ages than to mortal life. However, the least activity of the intellectual powers redeems us in a degree from the conditions of time. In sickness, in fatigue, give us a strain of poetry or a profound sentence, and we are refreshed....See how deep, divine thought reduces centuries and millenniums, and makes itself present through all ages.

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    Default Re: belongs to ages than to mortal life.

    Seems like a "big" question, sorry,,,,

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    Default Re: belongs to ages than to mortal life.

    To a philistine like me, the whole passage seems to be pretentious twaddle, and the sentence "Every man ceases that contemplation with the feeling that it rather belongs to ages than to mortal life" has no meaning.

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