The great days of Crete lie thus beyond the historic period.
And so it is with the purpose of historic characters and nations.
It appears so to us because we see only the general historic interest of that time and do not see all the personal human interests that people had.
In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.
He could only use the eye which remained to him for brief and intermittent periods, and as travelling affected his sight prejudicially he could not anticipate any personal research amongst unpublished records and historic scenes.