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THE FACULTY OF OBSERVATION 103
nevertheless not like to give the impression that I consider the observations recorded as a kind of costume-collection kept in the wardrobe of your brain, which you will take out as neces­sity requires, and in which you will clothe your characters.
You would then really not incarnate a char­acter, you would produce only an illusion of a character. Your observations must be based on intellectuality, on cerebration. You must double the observer with the philosopher.
I know I shall be told that I am using rather great words, that I am exaggerating the im­portance of the mummer, nevertheless, the mummer is very severely criticized if he does not succeed, in competition with God's work­shop, in putting on the stage a real image of man.








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