At the time, I devoted three days to the studious digesting of all this beer, beef, and bread, during which many profound thoughts were incidentally suggested to me, capable of a transcendental and Platonic
application; and, furthermore, I compiled supplementary tables of my own, touching the probable quantity of stock-fish, etc.
Lecount entirely from the Platonic
point of view -- lads in their teens would have found her irresistible -- women only could have hardened their hearts against her, and mercilessly forced their way inward through that fair and smiling surface.
And it will be no great matter if it is in some other person's hand, for as well as I recollect Dulcinea can neither read nor write, nor in the whole course of her life has she seen handwriting or letter of mine, for my love and hers have been always platonic
, not going beyond a modest look, and even that so seldom that I can safely swear I have not seen her four times in all these twelve years I have been loving her more than the light of these eyes that the earth will one day devour; and perhaps even of those four times she has not once perceived that I was looking at her: such is the retirement and seclusion in which her father Lorenzo Corchuelo and her mother Aldonza Nogales have brought her up.
And we may perhaps even indulge in the fancy that the actual defence of Socrates was as much greater than the Platonic
defence as the master was greater than the disciple.
Previously to seeing the Dancing Widows I had little idea that there were any matrimonial relations subsisting in Typee, and I should as soon have thought of a Platonic
affection being cultivated between the sexes, as of the solemn connection of man and wife.
But if she won't even see you,--and she won't,--your constancy must remain purely Platonic
We are advancing now to some kind of confidence, and in short are likely to be engaged in a sort of platonic
He assumes the characteristic Platonic
view that all men seek the good, and go wrong through ignorance, not through evil will, and so he naturally regards the state as a community which exists for the sake of the good life.
After all, the philosopher endured this sort of platonic
marriage very patiently.
He formed a platonic
friendship with a lady some years older than himself, who lived in Kensington Square; and nearly every afternoon he drank tea with her by the light of shaded candles, and talked of George Meredith and Walter Pater.
I think the poet desired to embody in this one picture the whole spirit of medieval chivalry and the platonic
love of a pure and high-souled knight.
There he sits enthroned, with room for a fair admirer on either side of him--the clerical sultan of a platonic