Letter II
From Aline to Valcour
6 June [1778]

How can I say it? How soften the blow I must inflict? My senses are confused, reason leaves me, I exist here and now only through pain and sorrow…

Marquis de Sade, „Aline and Valcour“

(übersetzt aus dem Französischen von Jocelyne Geneviève Barque and John Galbraith Simmons)