in Last Chronicle of Barset

Chapter 69 – Mr. Crawley’s Last Appearance in his own Pulpit

Be critical on Euripides

Mr. Crawley tells Jane not to criticize Thumble’s sermon, but rather to turn her criticisms to “profane” matters such as the works of Euripides.  Crawley suggests Euripides, traditionally considered the most controversial of the Greek tragedians, since he seemed to be irreverent towards the gods.  As in other incidents throughout the novel, Crawley’s active engagement with Classics shows that his mood is improving.  [EB 2006]