Thomas Hardy: Way to the better? Look at the worst!

“If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.”
—Thomas Hardy.


"Thomas Hardy," oil on panel, by the...

“Thomas Hardy,” oil on panel, by the Scottish painter and engraver William Strang. 17 in. x 15 in. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)