To have taken the field openly against his rival would have been madness; for he was not a man to be thwarted in his amours
, any more than that stormy lover, Achilles.
Here Love his golden shafts imploies, here lights His constant Lamp, and waves his purple wings, Reigns here and revels; not in the bought smile Of Harlots, loveless, joyless, unindeard, Casual fruition, nor in Court Amours
Mixt Dance, or wanton Mask, or Midnight Bal, Or Serenate, which the starv'd Lover sings To his proud fair, best quitted with disdain.
These are our little AMOURS
PROPRES, my daughter: your father must respect himself.
Can it be on account of the amours
of Madame de Bois-Tracy?
But he only replied that I had been the betrayer in the case, by indulging in various amours
In all other respects she was the same mad creature who threw over her amours
such an air of originality as to make them proverbial for eccentricity in her family.
It annoyed him vehemently that people outside his tribe and unaffected by his casual amours
should pursue him for the life.
I do all I can to amuse him, but it is impossible to get him to feel interested in what I most like to talk about, while, on the other hand, he likes to talk about things that cannot interest me - or even that annoy me - and these please him - the most of all: for his favourite amusement is to sit or loll beside me on the sofa, and tell me stories of his former amours
, always turning upon the ruin of some confiding girl or the cozening of some unsuspecting husband; and when I express my horror and indignation, he lays it all to the charge of jealousy, and laughs till the tears run down his cheeks.
But his true fighting weight, his antecedents, his amours
with other members of the commercial Pantheon--all these were as uncertain to ordinary mortals as were the escapades of Zeus.
I, for instance, have a great deal of amour
D'Artagnan, after a night passed in an excellent bed, reflected much upon the meaning of Aramis's letter; puzzled himself as to the relation of the Equinox with the affairs of Porthos; and being unable to make anything out unless it concerned some amour
of the bishop's, for which it was necessary that the days and nights should be equal, D'Artagnan left Pierrefonds as he had left Melun, as he had left the chateau of the Comte de la Fere.
This, however, soon recurred to his memory; and after the first transports of their meeting were over, he found means by degrees to introduce a discourse on the fatal consequences which must attend their amour
, if Mr Allworthy, who had strictly forbidden him ever seeing her more, should discover that he still carried on this commerce.