November 15th, 2009

道

Ночное чтение: save you from this if i could / if i were less like you god knows i would

What you say about J[ohn Ruskin]'s affaire [sic!] is very true, if he marry the Lady it is from prudence and a false notion of duty, he has only seen the young Lady six times at parties in his whole life and does not love her a bit, but believes they have each qualities to make the other happy were they married. Did you ever hear such philosophy?

From the letter of Effie Gray to her parents, quoted in Desperate Romantics by Franny Moyle