"How striking is this: “E and I were going to make love in the afternoon and while cleaning herself on the bidet, she began to bleed from her bumsie. And I mean BLEED. . . . I searched E’s bumsy very often to check up on its progress. It is an extraordinary thing to look up . . . and to do it not with lust or sex in mind, but with love.” “I have been inordinately lucky all my life but the greatest luck of all has been Elizabeth. She has turned me into a moral man but not a prig, she is a wildly exciting lover-mistress,” etc. The glowing rest is too long to quote."
Burton on Burton