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Father Wieger's work cannot be plucked as simply one more offering of celery that is chanced upon in the exotic warehouse of contemporary Sino-science, which is all too often stocked with pedantries and flowery fribbles.
The playwright's voice is gently satiric, and the objects of his ridicule are type characters, such as Fribbles, country bumpkins, and unmarried conniving females.
As long as you think they are only fribbles by a man who fully accepted the Church and State he was quarrelling with, you think it's in very bad taste.