The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Gambara by Honore de Balzac:|
seething in my brain since the morning that only wait to soar up to
God on the wings of song, but I wished to see you. Good-bye; I must
ask forgiveness of the Muse. We shall meet at dinner to-night--but no
wine; at any rate, none for me. I am firmly resolved--"
"I give him up!" cried Andrea, flushing red.
"And you restore my sense of conscience," said Marianna. "I dared not
appeal to it! My friend, my friend, it is no fault of ours; he does
not want to be cured."
Six years after this, in January 1837, such artists as were so unlucky
as to damage their wind or stringed instruments, generally took them
to the Rue Froid-Manteau, to a squalid and horrible house, where, on