Never mind why Jude is called Obscure or why I was reading that grimmest of late Victorian horror stories.
Although I will tell you why I googled “Melchester Cathedral,”
because it was bringing me down.
You’re bringing me down
You stood and you watched as
My baby left town
You could have done somethingBut you didn’t try
You didn’t do nothing
You let her walk by
In other words, I forgot that, Hardy being Hardy, he was making it up.
But I like reading books with my iPhone at hand to look up fancy words, places, historical events….
so I found that there is a Melchester Cathedral, or at least an article about one.
Hardy should have read it. It might have cheered him up.