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
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.