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Page 85 - I have been a good wife to you for forty-nine years and four months, almost half a century; be content with that. I have formed a new connection here, that will last for eternity. Grieved by this rebuke from my Euridyce, I resolved there and then to abandon those ungrateful shadows, and to come back to this good world, to see the sun again, and you. Here I am! Revenge!
Page 416 - ... tell me, will it be only a dream, my hope of seeing you here this winter? if you would like to pass three months in a little circle, where you will be fondly cared for. . . . But at Paris, also, you inspire this same devotion. Still, I will at least go to Lyons, or to the end of my forty leagues, to see you, embrace you, and tell you that I love you better than any woman I have ever known. I have nothing to say to you by way of consolation, unless it be to assure you, that you will be more loved...