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The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
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Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians (1918)

English biographer (1880 - 1932)

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