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Walter Pater

Walter Pater
Walter Horatio Pater (1839–1894) was an English essayist, literary and art critic, fiction writer, and humanist. His advocacy of “art for art’s sake” became a cardinal doctrine of the movement known as Aestheticism.
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"The presence that rose thus so strangely beside the waters, is expressive of what in the ways of a thousand years men had come to desire. Hers is the head upon which all "the ends of...