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Filled with dreary imaginations, I passed through many beautiful and majestic scenes, but my eyes were fixed and unobserving.
When men are criticized by their wives because they do not notice the curtains in the living room of the hostess and are accused of being unobserving, they can take comfort in the fact that curtains do not fall within the scope of their purposes, and they may even imply that their purposes include only more important matters.