I am perplexed by this sentence in the book, because at least in my opinion, “was” and "obtruded" here are in conficlt. Also I think the right usage should be "he obtruded on my notice again most painfully"; or regardless of the context, in correct grammar, it may also be put as "he was again most painfully obtruding on my notice". Am I right? I beg your answer and explanation.
His resentment was in proportion to the distress of his circumstances--and he was doubtless as violent in his abuse of me to others as in his reproaches to myself. After this period every appearance of acquaintance was dropped. How he lived I know not. But last summer he was again most painfully obtruded on my notice."I must now mention a circumstance which I would wish to forget myself, and which no obligation less than the present should induce me to unfold to any human being. Having said thus much, I feel no doubt of your secrecy.