The Complaint of Nature
H, Holt, 1908 - 95 頁
The complaint of nature, Yale studies in English, v. 36 (1908), Translation of De planctu natura. by Douglas M. Moffat. Pagination preserved in etext form.
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activity another's appearance approach beauty become birth body bound clear close clothed coin color coming command common connection continual countenance course death delight desire diadem divine earth English evil excess eyes face faith false favor fear figure fire flowers forced garments gave gifts give glory hair hand harmonious head honor human joined kiss light living lust madness marked material matter MICHIGAN Migne mind mother Nature night Notes offered passion peace Ph.D picture places possesses poverty praise present pride proper Reading reason rejoiced riches rise rule seemed seen shine showed silence sleep song sorrow sound speak speech spirit splendor spring stars stones strength suffer sweet tears thee things thou thought translated turn universe various Venus vices virgin virtue wandering wealth winter wisdom wish
第 49 頁 - ... if it does not transgress the determined boundaries of the dual activity, or its heat boil to too great a degree. But if its spark shoots into a flame, or its little spring rises to a torrent, the rankness of the growth demands the pruning-knife, and the swelling «• and excess requires...
第 3 頁 - Natwa, in order to call attention to the prevalence of homosexual feeling; he also associated the neglect of women with sodomy. "Man is made woman," he writes; "he blackens the honor of his sex, the craft of magic Venus makes him of double gender"; nobly beautiful youths have "turned their hammers of love to the office of anvils," and "many kisses lie untouched on maiden lips.
第 3 頁 - ... orphan. The sex of active nature trembles shamefully at the way in which it declines into passive nature. Man is made woman, he blackens the honor of his sex, the craft of magic Venus makes him of double gender. He is both predicate and subject, he »• becomes likewise of two declensions, he pushes the laws of grammar too far.
第 45 頁 - ... in the outskirt world I stationed Venus, who is skilled in — the knowledge of making, as under-deputy of my work, in order that she, un^der my judgment and guidance, and with the assisting activity of her husband Hymen and her son Cupid, by laboring at the various...