But Verlaine advances one step further: hate is to him as commonplace as love, unfaith as vulgar as faith.
Yet where do we see the lowest point of unfaith and meanness, in Ephraim or Succoth?
There is a reticence which is of faith, just as there may be a reticence which is of cowardice or unfaith.
"Let the faith or unfaith of This, That, or the other Rabbi answer for me," she says—it is her last argument.
If you brought a wife and showed her to me I should be sorry for her, and still not believe in your unfaith.
And to Thyrsis, on the other hand, the idea of immortality was the consummation of all unfaith.
It was clear Brum must not be told; his unfaith might spoil all.
"They have got it down cold," he must say to himself, and confirm himself in his unfaith by reflecting that it is very cold.
At the same time, his unfaith relates to the duration of love rather than to human destiny.
But fur me thar's the nethermost depths of hell, ef'—how his faith and his unfaith tried him!