Thursday, April 18, 2013


The New Testament

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, chapter XXV (on old Mr. Clare):
He loved Paul of Tarsus, liked St John, hated St James as much as he dared, and regarded with mixed feelings Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. The New Testament was less a Christiad than a Pauliad to his intelligence—less an argument than an intoxication.

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