Rather than allow themselves to be silenced by the insane energies of willful genocide, they look to perfervidly
fecund notions of regeneration.
The difference remains that whereas certain contemporary authors, according to Bukiet, "allow themselves to be silenced by the insane energies of willful genocide, they [crackpot realists] look to perfervidly
fecund notions of regeneration" (p.
Strange as it may strike the modern reader, this equation nevertheless figures centrally in his political thought, expressed nowhere more perfervidly
than in The Idiot (1868) where he has Prince Myshkin exclaim: Roman Catholicism in its essence ....
(3.2.275-76) He continues to be something of a gull, however, twisted around Rosalind's transvestite finger, his poetry mocked (in sharp contrast to Lodge's original), and his somewhat wan residual personality easily upstaged by perfervidly
Entwined with Ward's childhood Methodism was a deep attachment to Great Britain; no-one could have been 'a more perfervidly
loyal Briton than I was at seventeen', he wrote in A Radical Life.