Old positions re-emerge from forgetfulness, and there is always a philosophy to back every " case."
The last stage is reached when, in the highest tension and concentration, beholding in silence and utter forgetfulness of all things, it is able as it were to lose itself.
The conclusion reached is that with the exception of forgetfulness and ignorance all the affections are under the lordship of reason, or at all events of pious reason.
But the angel of forgetfulness has gathered up and carried away much of the misery and all the bitterness of those sad days.
The chief objection to these processes is that they require, as a necessary condition, a singular amount of memory on the one hand and of forgetfulness on the other.