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Goldwin Smith —
born on August 13, 1823,
died on June 07, 1910
Goldwin Smith was a British historian and journalist, active in the United Kingdom and Canada... (wikipedia)
If it were a real effort to live in the Middle Ages, your life would be one perpetual prevarication.
Above all nations is humanity.
Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious architecture of the Middle Ages, I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest emotion in any modern Gothic church.
There is a spell in mediaeval Art which has had power to bewitch some people into trying, or wishing to try, or fancying that they wish to try or making believe to fancy that they wish to try, to bring back the Middle Ages.