Friday, May 02, 2014


Fanatical Absurdities

John Clare (1793-1864), The Prose of John Clare, edd. J.W. and Anne Tibble (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1951), pp. 226-227:
Be not righteous over much—the enthusiasts often give us their own fanatical absurditys for gospel & condemn everybody's religion but their own—these people think as familiar of the Deity as a man would of his children & a master of his servants—& as Warburton says they make God after man's image & chuse the worst models they can find—themselves

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