The Swarthy Bard
This is a nice and elegant letter written to Euphoria. The old fashioned and ancient flow of words wherein the best happiness can be bestowed by avoiding the prospect of melancholia, the richness of imagination enhanced with word choice that reflects aristrocity. We dont find suchlevel of intellect implied in writing very precious. The word choice and flow of thoughts expressed here deserves a meritrocracy this letter so well deserves. However I will advise you to write a simple and all encompassing note to advise layman readers like me to understand the richness of language and glimpse of high society life of that era. I am sure it will enhance the intellect and reading quotient of this letter. I will advice to trunciate the fourth paragraph and enjoin a 5th paragraph starting from- If Melancholia has his way, he would have us all believe in the delusion that all is dead and meaningless and without value: that Life and the Self are meaningless, purposeless and intrinsically valueless; that Morality is non-existent and void; that Faith is subjective, relative, and thus devoid of reality and meaning; that Anomia is the norm du jour and the ne plus ultra! “Deal with it,” laughs Melancholia derisively, “for your kind matter to me not at all. You are temporary, short-lived, transitory.
Overall this letter did bring revealing facts about that era with full repose to the social norms and hidden connivance. These are my take on this beautiful and rich letter. Wish you all the best...sindbad