Quotation by James Boswell

In the evening my wife insisted to read this journal, and, finding in it such explicit instances of licentiousness, she was much affected and told me that she had come to a resolution never again to consider herself my wife; though for the sake of her children and mine, as a friend, she would preserve appearances. When I saw her in great uneasiness, and dreaded somewhat—though not with much apprehension—her resolution, I was awaked from my dream of licentiousness, and saw my bad conduct in a shocking light.... She comforted me with hopes of my amendment.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. Boswell in Extremes, journal, December 8, 1776, pp. 64-65, McGraw-Hill (1950).
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