About Strong Effect

“Not long ago I dined with Madame Yermolov. [Translator’s Note: The celebrated actress.] A wild-flower thrust into the same nosegay with the carnation was the more fragrant for the good company it had kept. So I, after dining with the star, was aware of a halo round my head for two days afterwards . . .” 
Letter of Anton Chekhov to Pleshtcheyev (Moscow, February 15, 1890)

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