Quotation by Virginia Woolf

Men felt a chill in their hearts; a damp in their minds. In a desperate effort to snuggle their feelings into some sort of warmth, one subterfuge was tried after another ... sentences swelled, adjectives multiplied, lyrics became epics.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), British novelist. Orlando, ch. 5 (1928).

Referring to the onset of the Victorian Age.
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