I have been re-reading Kipling, and thought "Without Benefit of Clergy" fine, and yet perhaps not great. Other things pretty good but certainly not great.
And now I am re-reading "Wilhelm Meister" after about twenty years.
It's better than a bat in the eye with a burnt stick!
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