"He struck his breast, and thus reproved his heart: 'Endure, my heart! thou heavier fate hast borne.'"
"Let us consider it, then," said I, "for the discourse is not about a trifle, but about the manner in which we ought to live." "Consider, then," said he. "I will," said I.
Matthew Phipps Shiel (1865-1947) was a prolific British writer of West Indian descent.