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Jude the Obscure
QUOTATION: For a novel addressed by a man to men and women of full age;
which attempts to deal unaffectedly with the fret and fever, derision
and disaster, that may press in the wake of the strongest passion known
to humanity; to tell, without a mincing of words, of a deadly war waged
between flesh and spirit; and to point the tragedy of unfulfilled aims,
I am not aware that there is anything in the handling to which exception
can be taken.
QUOTATION: And so, standing before the aforesaid officiator, the two
swore that at every other time of their lives till death took them, they
would assuredly believe, feel, and desire precisely as they had believed,
felt, and desired during the few preceding weeks. What was as remarkable
as the undertaking itself was the fact that nobody seemed at all surprised
at what they swore.