Author: Jan Scholten
An old man form nobility has many small love affairs, with the maid, with married women; he is courteous, courtly, but never finds a real love; he thinks they are not good enough for him, for his family, for his nobility.
He seems easy going and modest, but in the background he follows his own motives and does not give on, goes his own way.
Hoarding old grudges.
An old house, moldy, with the smell of wax, empty, dry, with faded glory.
Living on old fame.
Life is boring, it has its exciting moments.
Indifferent; not respoecting others.
Making sudden remarks.
Mouth: taste velvety, tasteless and still filthy.