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Lytton Strachey (1880 - 1932)
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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)
Discretion is not the better part of biography.
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Lytton Strachey, in Michael Holroyd Lytton, Strachey vol. 1 (1967)

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