Quotation by Horace Walpole

"In short, Isabella, since I cannot give you my son, I offer you myself." -- "Heavens!" cried Isabella ... "what do I hear! You, my lord! You! my father in law! the father of Conrad! the husband of the virtuous and tender Hippolita!" -- "I tell you," said Manfred imperiously, "Hippolita is no longer my wife; I divorce her from this hour."
Horace Walpole (1717–1797), British author. The Castle of Otranto, ch. 1 (1764).

Isabella's intended bridegroom, Conrad, has been crushed by a supernaturally large helmet just before the wedding ceremony.
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