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Thomas Hardy

“...the figure near at hand suffers on such occasions, because it shows up its sorriness without shade; while vague figures afar off are honored, in that their distance makes artistic virtues of their stains. In considering what Tess was not, he overlooked what she was, and forgot that the defective can be more than the entire.”


Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles
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Tess of the D’Urbervilles Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
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