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
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 Hardy Letter to Edward Clodd, 27 Feb.