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1888 Excerpt: ...to the work of loving warms, Which soon inspires
the swain, she wants to catch, With needful pluck, to come up to
the scratch 23. He thought her beautiful, for amor mutat,
Imaginations, and to a fair And lovely face the plainest, quis
refutat? Did not the Ancients long ago declare That quisquis amat
ranam, ranam putat Esse Dianam? nor the Ancients dare In matters of
experience and of taste; Tho' I think half their diamonds are paste
24. When I was but an inexperienced youth, I thought each woman was
an angel born; While outside yet the matrimonial booth, The painted
canvas lured me to be shorn Of pence and of delusions; for in
truth, The rose of wedded love has many a thorn; Before the daub
all seems to be delightful, Behind the monsters and the frauds are
frightful. 25. Andnought doth change a man so much as marriage;
Alas the change is always for the worse, For although marriage
sounds so much like merry This seldom will the former's bills
endorse. The pair, yoked to the matrimonial carriage, Which fitly
may be called contentment's hearse, Instead of wisely pulling both
together, Pull sep'rate ways, as far as yields their tether. 26. A
woman may be virtuous, that's no reason That she, to wed or love, a
pleasant party Should be, e'en virtue's sometimes out of season;
For proof see Petrarch's sonnet: In qual parte, Where he, with
something very much like treason. 'Gainst his Platonic muse,
laments with hearty Disgust the too strict virtue of his goddess,
Who ne'er allowed him to unlace her bodice. 27. Now though we get
but little satisfaction From what philosophers have said thereon,
In trying to explain that strong reaction, Which sets in, when two
are made into one, And why at once the former love attraction, Not
merely is destroyed, and fully gone, But...
|Country of origin:
Charles William Heckethorn
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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