Virginia Woolf quote about excitement from Mrs Dalloway - What is this terror? what is this ecstasy? he thought to himself. What is it that fills me with extraordinary excitement? It is Clarissa, he said. For there she was.
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What is this terror? what is this ecstasy? he thought to himself. What is it that fills me with extraordinary excitement? It is Clarissa, he said. For there she was.
 Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925). copy citation

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Author Virginia Woolf
Source Mrs Dalloway
Topic excitement ecstasy
Date 1925
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200991.txt

Context

“You are right,' said Sally. 'I shall go and talk to him. I shall say good-night. What does the brain matter,' said Lady Rosseter, getting up, 'compared with the heart?'
'I will come,' said Peter, but he sat on for a moment. What is this terror? what is this ecstasy? he thought to himself. What is it that fills me with extraordinary excitement?
It is Clarissa, he said.
For there she was. Explanatory Notes In the notes that follow, all quotations followed by LE and a page reference are from Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert, (eds.) , The London Encyclopaedia (London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993), an indispensable and absorbing companion for anyone tasked with elucidating allusions and references to the city's boroughs, buildings, customs, memorials, statues and thoroughfares.” source

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