Edith Wharton quote about life from The Age of Innocence - He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
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He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
 Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence (1920). copy citation

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Author Edith Wharton
Source The Age of Innocence
Topic life memories regrets
Date 1920
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/541/541-h/541-h.htm

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“If you are, let's make it up and go and lunch at Henri's. I've got to rush out to Versailles afterward."
Archer did not accompany his son to Versailles. He preferred to spend the afternoon in solitary roamings through Paris. He had to deal all at once with the packed regrets and stifled memories of an inarticulate lifetime.
After a little while he did not regret Dallas's indiscretion. It seemed to take an iron band from his heart to know that, after all, some one had guessed and pitied…. And that it should have been his wife moved him indescribably.” source

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