January 15th, 2015

Interesting words - Phyllis Rose

Effie Ruskin, travelling in Italy, discovered how much more comfortable Continental ways of being married were than English. For the English assumed you loved your husband and were loved by him and wanted to be with him as much as possible, whereas the Europeans made no such extraordinary assumption. They knew they were making the best of a difficult situation often arranged by people other than the participants and for reasons quite apart from love, and so they gave each other considerable latitude.
Phyllis Rose