Make us believe (it’s so easy) that we’re loved: faith comes easily to the loving in their prayers. Someone will say: ‘Why add venom to the snake, and betray the sheepfold to the rabid she-wolf?’. "Alas, alas " she cried. he’ll straight away be convinced: and she’ll be pitied, and he’ll say: ‘She’s seized by love of me.’. We can make beauties that please us widely known: you’ll have heard of Lycoris from East to West: Add that guile is absent from the sacred poets. But there’s not much labour in knowing all the moves: there’s much more work in keeping to your rules. Man is ever a deceiver; woman deceives but rarely. Only wanton loves are the burden of my discourse; to women I am about to teach the art of making themselves beloved. As soon as she saw the trampled grass and the print of recent footsteps, her heart beat faster than ever. Book III Part I: It’s Time to Teach You Girls, Book III Part II: Take Care with How You Look, Book III Part III: Taste and Elegance in Hair and Dress, Book III Part IV: Make-Up, but in Private, Book III Part VI: Be Modest in Laughter and Movement, Book III Part VII: Learn Music and Read the Poets, Book III Part XII: Avoid the Vices, Favour the Poets, Book III Part XIII: Try Young and Older Lovers, Book III Part XVI: Make Him Believe He’s Loved, Book III Part XVII: Watch How You Eat and Drink. What’s hidden is unknown: nothing unknown’s desired: there’s no prize for a face that truly lacks a witness. Peace, gentle peace, is the attribute of man, as rage and fury are the characteristics of wild beasts. He, sure a wild beast moved, leapt youthfully to his feet. Aren’t true words cheated by the voice. But there are not more acorns on an oak tree, more bees on Hybla, or wild beasts on the mountains, than there are modes of doing a woman's hair, and new ones are invented every day. This assumed defect lends them an added charm; so they actually practise speaking imperfectly. 3 He speaks of love who is very seldom guided by reason. I know all that would enhance your charms, but the sight would be none the less disagreeable. ‘Give it me back!’ at the top of her voice in the cattle-market. And now the women in their turn demand thy aid. Venus - Cornelis Bloemaert (II) (Dutch, 1603 - 1692) Cephalus, distraught with grief, bears in his arms his dying loved one, and with his tears doth bathe her cruel wound. But perchance one among you will say to me, "Wherefore give fresh poison to the snake, wherefore surrender the lamb to the raging wolf?" Why do I let my tongue run away with me like that? Into my presence did Cytherea come and thus she did command. You too, whom Lucina’s marked with childbirth’s wrinkles. Consider it: and read what, gathered from his own words, he said. A pale girl scatters bright stripes across her body. . Don't eat before meals when you are at home; and when you are at table, learn to be moderate and to eat a little less than you feel inclined to. Now dost thou repent thee of thy deed. by Venus, and her Boy, who flies through all the world. Your chestnuts are not lacking, Amaryllis, and almonds: As many as the flowers the new world, in warm spring, bears. Don’t ask for brocade. When he's held out his hand once, he'll be holding it out for ever. let the bride fear her husband: to guard a wife is right: it’s fitting, it’s decreed by law, the courts, and modesty. You, my fair young charmers, will do well to mingle with the throng; bend your roaming footsteps full oft beyond your thresholds. of his waging war, and his ten years wandering. If your thighs are still lovely with the charm of youth, if your bosom is without a flaw, lie aslant upon your couch; and think it not a shame to let your hair float unbraided about your shoulders.
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