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8) [The true mind is like light, as quiet and sensitive, as elastic and transparent, as powerful and working as unnoticeably as this exquisite element, which is spread out on all objects with subtle measuredness and which causes them all to appear in delicious diversity.
9) The description of the subtle measuredness with which light is spread out is also repeated in Pater's words about "those evanescent shades, which fill up the blanks between contrasted types of character" (248).