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"[The author's] purpose in the Exercises is, I think, a profound exploration into the possibilities of language. It is an experiment in the philosophy of language. He pushes language around in a multiplicity of directions to see what will happen." Preface, p. 14.

"I had the impression that everything was misty and nacreous around me, with multifarious and indistinct apparitions ..." Dream, p. 27.

"There was a rather ridiculous young man on it—indigo neck, cord round his hat. All of a sudden he started to remonstrate with a blue man ... in a green voice ..." The rainbow, p. 32.

"There was a young man on this bus who was rather ridiculous, not because he wasn't carrying a bayonet, but because he looked as if he was carrying one when all the time he wasn't carrying one." Word Game, p. 33.

"I rather think that it was the same character I met, but...

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