Sunday, October 9, 2016

The heart has its reasons

". . . and though no reason may apply
Salue to your sore, yet loue can higher stye,
Then reasons reach, and oft hath wonders donne."

     Glauce to Britomart in Edmund Spenser's The faerie queene III.ii.36.  Though Spenser has erotic love in mind, this is erotic love in the most ennobling sense.  Cf. III.iii.1-2, III.ii.40 ff., etc.

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