The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lucile by Owen Meredith:|
Solve your riddle to-night with those soft lips of hers?
In our converse to-night we avoided the past.
But the question I ask should be answer'd at last:
By you, if you will; if you will not, by her.
Indeed? but that question, milord, can it stir
Such an interest in you, if your passion be o'er?
Yes. Esteem may remain, although love be no more.
Lucile ask'd me, this night, to my wife (understand,