The lines seemed pearls to me and his voice sweet as syrup; and afterwards, I may say ever since then, looking at the misfortune into which I have fallen, I have thought that poets, as Plato advised, ought to he banished from all well-ordered States; at least the amatory
ones, for they write verses, not like those of 'The Marquis of Mantua,' that delight and draw tears from the women and children, but sharp-pointed conceits that pierce the heart like soft thorns, and like the lightning strike it, leaving the raiment uninjured.
David was a young man of an unconscious abstracted expression, which was due probably to a squint of superior intensity rather than to any mental characteristic; for he was not indifferent to Ben's invitation, but blushed and laughed and rubbed his sleeve over his mouth in a way that was regarded as a symptom of yielding.
It was the report of a trial for breach of promise of marriage, giving the testimony in full, with fervid extracts from both the gentleman's and lady's amatory
Certainly not amatory
or anything of that kind- -yet it was, it struck me, more dangerous, if not so deadly as an actual threatening.
It just crossed her mind, too, that he might have a faint recollection of his tender vagary, and was disinclined to allude to it from a conviction that she would take amatory
advantage of the opportunity it gave her of appealing to him anew not to go.
Age and obesity had made her inapt for love, but she took a keen interest in the amatory
affairs of the young.
I might say that you are, to my certain knowledge, in a highly excited nervous condition; and that, when you saw the apparition (as you call it), you simply saw nothing but your own strong impression of an absent woman, who (as I greatly fear) has got on the weak or amatory
side of you.
The sudden and amatory
Seeders had, as it were, performed for her a miraculous piece of one-day laundry work.
Why, in Heaven's name, this was the quickest thing in the amatory
annals of civilization
In comparison with his usual amatory
speculations this was a big and serious undertaking.
He did not suppose that there had been any amatory
correspondence to surpass Captain Porter in phrasing ideas of affection and vows of fidelity.
It is interesting, as well, that the first two volumes containing more of Sor Juana's secular works (comedias, amatory
and occasional poetry, etc.