"I beg for only one thing, I beg for the right to hope, to be tormented, as I am now; but if that, too, is impossible, order me to disappear, and I will disappear. You will not see me, if my presence is painful for you."
tr. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
cf."I ask one thing only: I ask for the right to hope, to suffer as I do. But if even that cannot be, command me to disappear and I disappear. You shall not see me if my presence is distasteful to you."
tr. Constance Garnett