The question of historicity and actuality with regard to gods and unicorns is a relatively trifling matter which may be left to antiquarians and biologists, for both the god and the unicorn had a business to perform greater than any mere existence in the flesh could explain or provide a basis for.
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There are a few exceptions, however, to this rule that our projection of ourselves is lower than the facts of Nature, and the unicorn -- noble, chaste, fierce yet beneficent, altruistic though solitary, strangely beautiful -- is the clearest exception of all. The unicorn was not conceived in fear. Our early sense of Nature's majestry and mysetery is revealed in him.
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