But misery still delights to trace Its 'semblance in another's case....
No voice divine the storm allay'd, No light propitious shone; When, snatch'd from all effectual aid, We perish'd, each alone: But I beneath a rougher sea, And whelm'd in deeper gulphs than he.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Theirs was that substantial affection which arises (if any arises at all) when the two who are thrown together begin first by know...ing the rougher sides of each other's character, and not the best till further on, the romance growing up in the interstices of a mass of hard prosaic reality. This good- fellowship--camaraderie--usually occurring through similarity of pursuits, is unfortunately seldom superadded to love between the sexes, because men and women associate, not in their labours, but in their pleasures merely. Where, however, happy circumstances permit its development, the compounded feeling proves itself to be the only love which is strong as death--that love which many waters cannot quench, nor the floods drown, beside which the passion usually called by the name is evanescent as steam.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
The total and universal want of manners, both in males and females, is ... remarkable ... that polish which removes the coarser an...d rougher parts of our nature is unknown and undreamed of.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »