Monthly Archives: October 2013

after my first violent outburst of contempt had su…

after my first violent outburst of contempt had subsided.

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his splendor was extinguished – leaving a poor mis…

his splendor was extinguished – leaving a poor miserable fool or “aesthete”. I only felt bilious – looking at him -

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My soul became rigid. I couldn’t see any more – I…

My soul became rigid. I couldn’t see any more – I turned blind within me. I didn’t see this man – who had taken me from my husband -

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or call it vanity – it is the vanity of quality -…

or call it vanity – it is the vanity of quality – I call that pride – that it made me turn cold as stone all over.

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when I just had gone through the tortures I had -…

when I just had gone through the tortures I had – was so schockingly affecting all my tenderest fibers – especially feminine pride -

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To imagine this marvelously turned out young man -…

To imagine this marvelously turned out young man – waiting before this little insignificant ninny’s door – a “Knight Togenbourg” -

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who gave all on the chance of receiving nothing -…

who gave all on the chance of receiving nothing – as even in this case the danger had been!

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he told me – how he had waited her final decision…

he told me – how he had waited her final decision – waited before her door! Me – whose only relation to men was sex -

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not as lovers – that was the exasperating circumst…

not as lovers – that was the exasperating circumstance – she travelled with him or his money but she could’t decide to let him have her!

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I had to hear – that he had travelled – when I tho…

I had to hear – that he had travelled – when I thought him “too good” for me – with this insignificant coward – in Italy -

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