Remote times have a great attractionsometimes mysteriously so--for the imagination. As often as mankind is dissatisfied with its present-and that happens often enough-it harks back to the past and hopes at last to win belief in the never forgotten dream of a Golden Age. Probably man still stands under the magic spell of his childhood, which a not unbiased memory presents to him as a time of unalloyed bliss.
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