Ethel's Love-life: A Novel

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Rudd & Carleton, 1859 - American fiction - 232 pages
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Contents

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9
II
37
III
57
IV
75
V
94
VI
120
VII
148
VIII
168
IX
185
X
205
XI
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Page 7 - I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough Gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades For ever and for ever when I move.
Page 235 - WILL SEND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS, BY MAIL, postage free, TO ANY PART OF THE UNITED STATES. THIS CONVENIENT AND VERY SAFE MODE MAY BE ADOPTED WHEN THE NEIGHBORING BOOKSELLERS ARE NOT SUPPLIED WITH THE DESIRED WORK.
Page 82 - The emotions awakened heave and swell through the whole being as the tides swell the ocean. Freed from all the grosser elements of passion, as it exists between the sexes, it retains its energy, its abandonment, its flush, its eagerness, its palpitation, and its rapture — but all so refined, so glorified, and made delicious and continuous by an ever-recurring giving and receiving from each to each. The electricity of the one flashes and gleams through the other, to be returned not only in degree...
Page 83 - I have loved so intensely that the daily and nightly communion I have held with my beloved ones has not sufficed to slake my thirst for them, nor the lavishness of their love for me been able to satisfy the demands of my exacting nature. I would " have drunk their soul as 'twere a ray from heaven...
Page 83 - And these passions are of much more frequent occurrence than the world is aware of — generally they are unknown to all but the parties concerned, and are jealously guarded by them from intrusive comment.
Page 83 - ... friends. The world sees only the ordinary appearances of an intimate acquaintanceship, and satisfies itself with a few common-place comments thereon — but the joy and beauty of the tie remain in sweet concealment — silent and inexpressive when careless eyes are upon it, but leaping into the sunlight when free from cold and repelling influences.
Page 81 - I could crown but one king within my heart — to him and to him alone, could I reveal myself completely — yet though I wish not to worship but one, I could have loved her and enjoyed much with her on a different level.
Page 82 - Women often love each other with as much fervor and excitement as they do men. When this is the case ... the emotions awakened heave and swell through the whole being as the tides swell the ocean. Freed from all the grosser elements of passion, as it exists between the sexes, it retains its energy, its abandonments, its flush, its eagerness, its palpitation, and its rapture.
Page 231 - We have lost no strength, but have rather been disciplined to a more skilful and successful warfare
Page 92 - Leonora, have laid her to sleep again, we will turn from her and the traitorous air she breathes to our own warm and pure atmosphere of life and love and truth.

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