(pp. 16)

It was in devoting his gigantic wealth to the practical embodiment of a vision such as this- in the free exercise in the open air, which resulted from personal direction of his plans- in the continuous and unceasing object which these plans afford- in the contempt of ambition which it enabled him more to feel than to affect- and, lastly, it was in the companionship and sympathy of a devoted wife, that Ellison thought to find, and found, an exemption from the ordinary cares of Humanity, with a far greater amount of positive happiness than ever glowed in the rapt day-dreams of De Stael.

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