"Are you going to be afraid of the facts?" he said. "And you a scholar?"
"I don't think I did it in malice. I hope not. But I was bitterly unkind to her."
"Happily" said he, "a fact is a fact, and your state of mind won't alter it by a hair's breadth. Let's go now and have the truth at all hazards." (more Gaudy Night...)