Saturday, February 1, 2014

Daily Dose

From The Life of John Sterling, by Thomas Carlyle


"It is fit surely to recognize with admiring joy any glimpse of the Beautiful and Eternal that is hung out for us, in colour, in form or tone, in canvass, stone, or atmospheric air, and made accessible by any sense, in this world: but it is greatly fitter still (little as we are used that way) to shudder in pity and abhorrence over the scandalous tragedy, transcendent nadir of human ugliness and contemptibility, which under the daring title of religious worship, and practical recognition of the highest God, daily and hourly everywhere transacts itself there."

From Chapter VII, Italy

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