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The Philosophy of Love. [A Plea in Defence of Virtue and Truth!] A Poem in Six Cantos, with Other Poems

Canto Third

page X“Philosophy of Love”: Page x.

Canto Third.

True love’s pleasures, even amidst trilas. Affections under restraint. An unacountable difficulty overcome. Imprudence punished; a conrast. A pleasant view, and forboding change. Hopes and disappointments. Hector’s return from India; his fortunes and misfortunnes; sorrows and unforseen joys. Lovely Hariot’s story, her sickness and blindness; her Arthur’s return; a scene which angels might admire! The unconquerable nature of true-love, as seen in the story of Emma and Laura. Love in a death-bed scene; sad reverses; a loving resignation.