() bia, brazil. "Oh, I will be cruel to you, Marya Morevna. It will stop your breath, how cruel I can be. But you understand, don’t you? You are clever enough. I am a demanding creature. I am selfish and cruel and extremely unreasonable. But I am your servant. When you starve I will feed you; when you are sick I will tend you. I crawl at your feet; for before your love, your kisses, I am debased. For you alone I will be weak."
My heart is set upon a lusty pin; I pray to Venus of good continuance, For I rejoice the case that I am in, Deliver’d from sorrow, annex’d to pleasance, Of all comfort having abundance; This joy and I, I trust, shall never twin My heart is set upon a lusty pin. (x)