Arthur Donnithorne looked flushed and excited; he had tried to make unpleasant feelings more bearable by drinking a little more wine than usual at dinner to-day, and was still enough under its flattering influence to think more lightly of this unwished-for rencontre with Adam than he would otherwise have done.
Latour's primary manner of making peace in the subsequent essay is a coming-to-terms with the appropriation of his own critique of the concept of "fact" for unforeseen and unwished-for ideological positions such as climate change denial.
(Compare this to Ulysses in Hell and his unbounded hunger for knowledge.) Reading this, I reflected deeply on my own impatience and resolved to accept the unwished-for ascesis as necessary to my own inner healing.
[Examines eight French translations--"from the trailblazing [Leon] Bazagette text (1909) to the latest [Jacques] Darras volume (2002)"--of Whitman's "barbaric yawp" line from Section 52 of "Song of Myself"; concludes that "what all the versions of the line demonstrate is not only the vexed and antiquated notion of an illusory or even unwished-for 'faithfulness' to the original but the various routes that one language takes to accommodate realities--the yawp in particular--that do not exist in it."]