Apocalypse_vasnetsovTo Charles Augustus Strong
Paris. Aug. 4, 1912

I have been reading the last volume of the Bible (the Epistles & Apocalypse) in your modern edition. I long for notes; but even half understood the stuff is extraordinary. What could be more remote from polite religion than this palpitating, eschatological, revolutionary delusion? And what fisticuffs—controversial and perhaps physical—among these new-born saints!

From The Letters of George Santayana:  Book Two, 1910-1920.  Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2001.
Location of manuscript: Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow NY