The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott:|
after slight resistance, she yielded to him, still continuing to
shade her face with the left--"I am too rude--too rough--too
intractable to deal with any being so soft and gentle as you are.
Forget that so stern a vision has crossed your path of life; and
let me pursue mine, sure that I can meet with no worse misfortune
after the moment it divides me from your side."
Lucy wept on, but her tears were less bitter. Each attempt
which the Master made to explain his purpose of departure only
proved a new evidence of his desire to stay; until, at length,
instead of bidding her farewell, he gave his faith to her for
ever, and received her troth in return. The whole passed so
The Bride of Lammermoor