BRACERS Record Detail
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Texas, U. of, HRC
"I enclose a nice letter from my Uncle Rollo Russell. I have never said a word to him about my matrimonial troubles. I hate this injured-martyr business, but it can't be helped. It is funny that the welfare of Philip and Julian should depend upon my assuming virtues I don't possess—but since it is so, may God give me the strength to play the hypocrite—to manage the half-repressed sigh, the sad smile, the praise of Alys which only exhibits my own nobility of soul, and all the rest of the apparatus. When I am bankrupt, I can hire myself to a troup of nigger minstrels as the melancholy man who is the foil for the clown. It is rather agreeable to pretend to be cheerful when one is miserable, but pretending to be heart-broken when one is filled with happiness is rather a dirty business. However as it has to be done I get my fun out of it."
Record last modified 2020/04/08
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