The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Girl with the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac:|
"You are too young yet, too lovely," said Henri, taking her in his
arms and giving her a kiss.
"Good-bye," she said; "there is no consolation when you have lost that
which has seemed to you the infinite."
A week later Paul de Manerville met De Marsay in the Tuileries, on the
Terrasse de Feuillants.
"Well, what has become of our beautiful girl of the golden eyes, you
"She is dead."
The Girl with the Golden Eyes