The Picture Of Love Unveil'd; Being An Answer To One, Who Was Very Inquisitive To Know What Love Was

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byRobert Waring

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1744. Excerpt: ..., ( 5 ) self with a single Veil, but loves to view wounded-Hearts in Masquerade, and to secure himself invisible..So that Love, to whose Friendly Influence the orderly System of the Universe owes its Composure, has Jest it self in Confusion, bury'd in the old Chaos and Primitive Obscurity. Venus has hitherto avoided the Sun as a Betrayer of her Secresy; and to prevent Discovery, some God or other has shut up all. Kind of Love as well as that of Pafipbae, in a Labyrinth, where if it chance to be taken, it appears all over intangled with Nets and Toils; or confusedly wrapped up like a Monster. Indeed every Lover is a Riddle and a blind Problem to himself. He lives Amphibiously, and is made up of contradictory Passions, wafted up and down by those alternate Tides of his Breast, set that from hini you may learn that contrary Winds, and Seditious Waters gave Birth to Venus. Is it so that the fame Person is 'enslaved, and yet acts with'all Freedom, is Master of his own Will, yet at the fame Time subject to anotbers, and, likethe manumiss'd.Slaves of Emperors, purchases his. Power over his Mistress by a long Apprenticeship of Servitude and Compliance? Is it so that the fame Person, by an happy Contradiction, is at once both dead and alive, and Pbxnix-Xike. makes himself a vital Funeral-pile, that he may revive more Nobly from his Flames? Is it so that there is so much Madness and Maliciousness in the Desires of Lovers, as to wish them miserable who are most dear to them, only that they may have an Opportunity to relieve their Misfortune? First to inflict a Wound, that they may be the Authors of its Cure? To wish them deserted of their Friends and Fortune, that they may succeed in their Room? So that Necessity, rather than Courtship and Merit, may allure them into...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1744. Excerpt: ..., ( 5 ) self with a single Veil, but loves to view wounded-Hearts in Masquerade, and to secure himself invisible..So that Love,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217766064

ISBN - 13:9780217766067

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