I suppose this is, in a way, a sad story.
And yet…..and yet…I can't honestly tell you that what I feel towards this guy could best be characterized as pity.
(My primary emotion is actually one more closely associated with the color green.)
I do like his attitude though: "he told the court he was willing to dissolve the union if his dowry and money spent during the courtship was paid back."
I can remember a few women with whom I got no satisfaction -- though not for the same reason -- from whom I'd like a refund.