White Nights: A Sentimental Story from the Diary of a Dreamer was first published in 1848. The translator from the Russian was Constance Garnett. Image on right by Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Trinity Bridge, 1903
And was it his destined part Only one moment in his life To be close to your heart? Or was he fated from the start to live for just one fleeting instant, within the purlieus of your heart. -- from "The Flower" by Ivan Turgenev
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