Virginia Woolf to Molly MacCarthy, 20 June 1921:
'I am reading the Bride of Lammermoor -- by that great man Scott: and Women in Love by D.
H. Lawrence, lured on by the portrait of Ottoline [Morrell] which appears from time to time
[...] There is no suspense or mystery: water is all semen: I get a little bored, and make out
the riddles too easily. Only this puzzles me: what does it mean when a woman [Gudrun] does
eurythmics in front of a herd of Highland cattle?'