A passage from \"A Scandal in Bohemia\" by A. Conan Doyle
Middle Aged (35-54)
England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC)
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to Sherlock Holmes. She is always the woman. I've seldom heard him mention her under any other name in his eyes. She eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one in particularly were abhorrent to his cold, precise, but admirably balanced mind he was, I take it the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen. But as a lover, he would have placed himself in a false position. He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer. They were admirable things for the observer, excellent for drawing the veil from men's motives and actions, but for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results. Grit in a sensitive instrument, or a crack in one of his own high power lenses would not be more disturbing than a strong emotion in a nature such as his. And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler of dubious and questionable memory,
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