"A breath" is the very emblem of transiency and of unsubstantiality.
Reality is reduced to the unsubstantiality of a dream, and dreams are the only reality.
I have no consciousness of what happened after this feeling of unsubstantiality came upon me.'
It possesses the value of history, without its tedium—the interest of romance, without its unsubstantiality.
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