There is the man, in him and in these pages, who would be "the man of disillusion
," only that he has never really been "the man of desires"; and who seems, therefore, to have a double weariness about him.
Coming after Billy Andrews' proxy effort, this was not quite the shock to Anne's romantic sensibilities that it would otherwise have been; but it was certainly another heart-rending disillusion
He went on then to tell us how tired he was and how discouraged by this lesson of disillusion
following swiftly upon the finest day of his life.
Levin had not the heart to disillusion
him of the notion that there could be something delightful apart from her, and so said nothing.
For the rest any kind word about "The Return" (and there have been such words said at different times) awakens in me the liveliest gratitude, for I know how much the writing of that fantasy has cost me in sheer toil, in temper, and in disillusion