He was about to speak; but with her head turned from him, she resumed.
‘You may – the memory of what is past half makes me hope you will – have pain in this. A very, very brief time, and you will dismiss the recollection of it, gladly, as an unprofitable dream, from which it happened well that you awoke. May you be happy in the life you have chosen!’
She left him, and they parted.
‘Spirit!’ said Scrooge, ‘show me no more! Conduct me home. Why do you delight to torture me?’
‘One shadow more!’ exclaimed the Ghost.
‘No more!’ cried Scrooge. ‘No more. I don’t wish to see it. Show me no more!’
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (Stave II – Scrooge’s Old Love)