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Now that its heresies have turned to commonplaces, it may perhaps find a few of my usual readers. So, pending a possible relapse of Heroism's constitutional cataract, I have asked my publishers to reissue the unsold edition instead of using it to make parcels of other people's books.

Vernon Lee. 1930.

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SATAN
THE WASTER

A PHILOSOPHIC WAR TRILOGY
WITH NOTES & INTRODUCTION

BY

VERNON LEE

JOHN LANE • T^BODLEY HEAD • W.
NEW YORK • JOHN LANE COMPANY • MCMXX
TO THE READER

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The whole of this drama is intended to be read, and especially read out loud, as prose; the passages which scan conforming as much as the rest to the vocabulary, the punctuation, the syntax, and the essential logic which differentiate prose from verse. And whatever rhythmical elements have been intentionally introduced, should be merely felt as an indefinable quality, so to speak a timbre, of what is in other respects ordinary speech.

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