The Art of Taking a Wife (Classic Reprint)

The Art of Taking a Wife (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Art of Taking a Wife We row upon the tranquil waters Of matrimony, and yet glide so near to the shores of venal love that we can grasp the flowers and gather the shells and precious pearls which lie there. We sail with the wind over the more tempestuous sea of seduction, but all the while we coast the island of poetic, faithful, and constant love; thus, vice, adultery, and domestic peace, debauchery and eternal vows, angels and beasts, find themselves guests at the same table, without false modesty, and without remorse. Civilisation has Opened three ways Of loving to men Of the present day. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 449g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 8 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243091184
  • 9780243091188