Thursday, August 8, 2013

August 22

IN north Italy I observed that while the cattle are grand and beautiful beyond our English wont, the pigs are exceptionally mean and repulsive.

Thus in one characteristically lovely land what is fair shows at its fairest, what is ugly shows at its ugliest.

And if thus in the natural sphere, thus likewise in the spiritual sphere.

Christendom exhibits extremes not attainable in the outer world. Its "cattle" excel all cattle: its "swine" wallow beneath all swine.

Foulest of the foul is an unchristian Christian: no better, far worse, than any sow that returns "to her wallowing in the mire."

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