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A problem in modern ethics - being an inquiry into the phenomenon of sexual ...
John Addington Symonds
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Page 121 - And there and then and bathed by the rising sun, my son in his grave, in his rude-dug grave I deposited, Ending my vigil strange with that, vigil of night and battlefield dim, Vigil for boy of responding kisses, (never again on earth responding-) Vigil for comrade swiftly slain, vigil I never forget, how as day brighten'd, I rose from the chill ground and folded my soldier well in his blanket, And buried him where he fell.
Page 6 - For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections ; for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature; and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error, which was meet.
Page 90 - But they who are a section of the male, follow the male, and while they are young, being slices of the original man, they hang about men and embrace them, and they are themselves the best of boys and youths, because they have the most manly nature.
Page 122 - FOR YOU O DEMOCRACY COME, I will make the continent indissoluble, I will make the most splendid race the sun ever shone upon, I will make divine magnetic lands, With the love of comrades, With the life-long love of comrades. I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of America, and along the shores of the great lakes, and all over the prairies, I will make inseparable cities with their arms about each other's necks, By the love of comrades, By the manly love of comrades.
Page 122 - ... comrades, With the life-long love of comrades. I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of America, and along the shores of the great lakes, and all over the prairies, I will make inseparable cities with their arms about each other's necks, By the love of comrades, By the manly love of comrades. For you these from me, O Democracy, to serve you ma femme ! For you, for you I am trilling these songs.
Page 90 - And when one of them finds his other half, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy, and one will not be out of the other's sight, as I may say, even for a moment...
Page 122 - I dream'd in a dream I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth, I dream'd that was the new city of Friends, Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love, it led the rest, It was seen every hour in the actions of the men of that city, And in all their looks and words.
Page 10 - A sentence of death and infamy was often founded on the slight and suspicious evidence of a child or a servant ; the guilt of the green faction, of the rich, and of the enemies of Theodora, was presumed by the judges, and psderasty became the crime of those to whom no crime could be imputed.
Page 123 - I confidently expect a time when there will be seen, running like a half-hid warp through all the myriad audible and visible worldly interests of America, threads of manly friendship, fond and loving, pure and sweet, strong and life-long, carried to degrees hitherto unknown...
Page 115 - FAST-ANCHOR/D eternal O love ! O woman I love ! 0 bride ! O Wife ! more resistless than I can tell, the thought of you !| Then separate, as disembodied or another born, Ethereal, the last athletic reality, my consolation, 1 ascend, I float in the regions of your love O man, O sharer of my roving life.