"To me, a wicked man who is also eloquent Seems the most guilty of them all. He’ll cut your throat as bold as brass, because he knows he can dress up murder In handsome words."
Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great (x)
Steel, ivory, gold, brass
Johan Adolph Grecke, 1786
"Do you believe a man could become so obsessed with a woman, from a single encounter? Could he daily feel a stab of hunger for her and find nourishment in the very sight of her? I think so. But would she see through the bars of his plight and ache for him?”