Oh, I don’t care about Jack. I don’t care for anybody in the whole world but you. I love you, Cecily. You will marry me, won’t you?
You silly boy! Of course. Why, we have been engaged for the last three months.
For the last three months?

What a silly thing Love is,’ said the Student as he walked away. ‘It is not half as useful as Logic, for it does not prove anything, and it is always telling one of things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true…

When he takes the knife to the canvass the servants find him lying dead with a knife through is heart and “withered, wrinkled, and loathsome of visage.” and the portrait “in all the wonders of his exquisite youth and beauty.” p 349

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