The village preacher's modest mansion rose. A man he was to all the country dear, And passing rich with forty pounds a year. Oliver Goldsmith
The Deserted Village, l.140^2.
What we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith.Themore weknowofthelaws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to beand the non-necessity of it. Thomas HardySearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Letter to Edward Clodd, 27 Feb.
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