A man may labor and toil to obtain a certain kind of leisure in retirement and then find that after all he yearns for the old days and the old occupations he had thought himself so glad to leave. I have already… the study of human nature.
A journal had came into my possession a journal in which a murderer had taken the trouble to record for posterity the thoughts that had accompanied a crime most dastardly. Rarely have I come across such bitterness, such envy and contempt of others, such haughtiness misplaced.
a chilly midevil