"It was no wonder that the General should shrink from the sight of such objects as that room must contain; a room in all probability never entered by him since the dreadful scene had passed, which released his suffering wife, and left him to the stings of conscience."
— Austen, Jane (1775-1817)
(II, pp. 153-5; p. 127-8 in Norton ed.)
Reading Northanger Abbey, ed. Susan Fraiman (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2004).