When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies through the window.
Through vanity he had spared her.
The ages live in history through their anachronisms.
What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.
Sin is the only real colour-element left in modern life.
But Venice, like Oxford, had kept the background for romance, and, to the true romantic, background was everything, or almost everything.