The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:|
Julie Duprat. She will give you my journal. You will find in it
the reason and the excuse for what has passed between us. Julie
is very good to me; we often talk of you together. She was there
when your letter came, and we both cried over it.
"If you had not sent me any word, I had told her to give you
those papers when you returned to France. Do not thank me for it.
This daily looking back on the only happy moments of my life does
me an immense amount of good, and if you will find in reading it
some excuse for the past. I, for my part, find a continual solace
in it. I should like to leave you something which would always
remind you of me, but everything here has been seized, and I have