After a failed attempt at romance with his London landlady

After a failed attempt at romance with his London landlady...

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After a failed attempt at romance with his London landlady's daughter, Vincent was  devastated and, upon his subsequent transfer to Paris in 1875, became dejected and  more introverted, neglecting his work and appearance and becoming heavily interested  in the Bible and religious study. In 1876, Van Gogh was fired from Goupil and Company,  and by 1877, he had taught and preached at schools in England and worked at a  bookstore in The Netherlands, after which he decided to begin theological study in  Amsterdam and then in Brussels. He worked as an evangelist in various villages in the  Borinage, a poor mining district in Belgium, but his religious fanaticism, asceticism, and  his lack of charisma as a preacher marked him for failure, despite his humanitarian  intentions and his sincere, even obsessive, devotion to the poor and the sick. By 1879,  he had experienced a total spiritual crisis and had decided to become an artist, 
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