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TESTS.

ALL submit to them, where they sit, inner, secure,
unapproachable to analysis, in the Soul;
Not traditions—not the outer authorities are the
judges—they are the judges of outer authori-
ties, and of all traditions,
They corroborate as they go, only whatever corrobo-
rates themselves, and touches themselves,
For all that, they have it forever in themselves to cor-
roborate far and near, without one exception.

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