Sunday, July 02, 2023

Quote of the Hour: Twas Ever Thus

Now, everyone knows that the physical symptoms of love are not readily distinguishable from those of ordinary illness: for example, an unhealthy pallor, dull eyes, weakness of the knees, insomnia and fits of sighing which increase in intensity the longer the crisis is protracted. Her complaint might, in fact, have been fairly diagnosed as influenza but for the complications of her continual bursts of weeping.

 - Apuleius, trans. Robert Graves, The Golden Ass, pp.231

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