A Laodicean: A Story of To-day

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Author: Thomas Hardy
Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 141,845 / 399 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,392
mnybks.net#: 3215
Origin: gutenberg.org

A vacillating young woman is thrust onto the horns of religious and romantic dilemmas.

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formed the tower entrance to an English village church. The graveyard being quite open on its western side, the tweed-clad figure of the young draughtsman, and the tall mass of antique masonry which rose above him to a battlemented parapet, were fired to a great brightness by the solar rays, that crossed the neighbouring mead like a warp of gold threads, in whose mazes groups of equally lustrous gnats danced and wailed incessantly.

He was so absorbed in his pursuit that he did not mark the brilliant chromatic effect of which he composed the central feature, till it was brought home to his intelligence by the warmth of the moulded stonework under his touch when measuring; which led him at length to turn his head and gaze on its cause.

There are few in whom the sight of a sunset does not beget as much meditative melancholy as contemplative pleasure, the human decline and death that it illustrates being too obvious to escape the notice of the simplest observer. The sketcher, as if he had been brought to

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