! thought Clarissa, going back into the drawing room, tingling all over. How detestable, how detestable they are!… The cruelest things in the world, she thought, seeing them clumsy, hot, domineering, hypocritical, eavesdropping, jealous, infinitely cruel and unscrupulous, dressed in a mackintosh coat, on the landing; love and religion… Love and religion would destroy that, whatever it was, the privacy of the soul…

Love destroyed too. Everything that was fine, everything that was true

Went.