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LANDSCAPES BY CLIFFORD J. BEESE

THE PASS. WATER-COLOUR
BY CLIFFORD J. BEESE

are habitual dreamers cannot fail to be ought not to surprise us. The landscapes

struck by the feeling of familiarity with that we see with our bodily eyes must of

such scenes. We have been there. The necessity seem accidental and partial in

implication is almost that, under the ap- their relations because, as a rule, the

pearance of the world, there is a reality to physical circumstances of our seeing them

which all imaginative persons and all only allow us a partial view. We see the

dreamers have access in greater or less mountain, but not its relation to the

degree. 0 0 0 0 0 plain, and the river slides into view with

But whether such a reality actually no hint of its origin or promise of its

exists, or is only the result of a certain union with the sea. Occasionally, as in

similarity in the working of all human the Cheddar Gorge, the strangeness of the

imagination, its most remarkable charac- fact survives a full view of the circum-

teristic is logic of structure. The land- stances ; and, on the other hand, there

scapes of dreams and of imaginative are landscapes like those of central Spain

writers and painters strike us as being more which are not only perfectly explained to

real and consistent than the landscapes we the eye at the moment, but expose the

see with„our bodily eyes. This, perhaps, past history of their formation. It is
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