Monday, August 11, 2014

Akrasia in the realm of sexuality (Temperance)

Him so I sought, and so at last I found,
   Where him that witch had thralled to her will,
   In chaines of lust and lewd desires ybound,
   And so transformed from his former skill,
   That me he knew not, neither his own ill; . . .

     Lady Mortdant (Amavia), of Sir Mortdant's enchantment by Acrasia.  Edmund Spenser, The faerie queene II.i.54.
     Yet Amavia, too, is a dupe of passion.

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