The statement reads "You are so cruel as you are so beautiful, and have spoken away, with the same lips that but yesterday whispered vows of love, my hopes of happiness. I cannot part from you in charity, although so long as you remain without being faithless in deed, I wish you no harm; but from the day you give to another what you have denied to me, no evil that I can evoke upon you will be too great for my revenge. May your heart be wrung as you have wrung my own; may the world turn as black to you as it has turned to me; may hope, joy and peace wither from your life as they have withered from mine!"