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When you hate the hero (part II): ‘Hadrian the Seventh’ by Fr. Rolfe (1904)

“His Holiness has averted a schism,” said Orezzo to Moccolo. “One has to admire even where one hardly approves.” “And to hobble-after even when one cannot keep-up-with the pace.” “Saint or madman?” Mundo repeated to Fiamma. “One-third saint, one-sixth madman, … Continue reading

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