The Nameless Quest in The Gate of the Sanctuary from The Temple of the Holy Ghost (Collected Works, Vol I) by Aleister Crowley.

“‘Went your glance back—encountering my wife?’
‘Taunt me!’ I cried; ‘I will not be afraid!’
My whole soul weary of the coward strife.
He seemed to see no opening I gave,
But hated me the more. Serene and suave,
He fenced with deep contempt. I stumble, slip,
Guard wide—and only move his upper lip.” [via]