CR wrote (in text that could not be quoted, so I had to go to all sorts
of trouble to quote it here}: "All the same, she would not have failed
to appreciate the spirit behind this great statement."
You mean TSE either deliberately or ignorantly insults Woolf to her face
by telling her her whole life has been wasted in doing what is not worth
doing, and you call it a great statement which Woolf should have
appreciated. That "great spirit" seems like some sort of intention of
sneering at Woolf. What is your interpretation of it?