Charles Lamb, letter to Henry Crabb Robinson (March 29, 1825):
I have left the d———d India House for Ever!
Give me great joy.
"A Chronology of C.P. Cavafy," in C.P. Cavafy, The Collected Poems
. Translated by Evangelos Sachperoglou. Greek Text Edited by Anthony Hirst. With an Introduction by Peter Mackridge (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. xlv-xlviii (at xlvii, under the year 1922):
Cavafy resigns from his office job and proclaims: 'I have been liberated at last from this hateful thing.'