As David Biale notes in his "Love, Marriage and the Modernization of the Jews," "In the early 1760s, Moses Mendelssohn wrote to his fiancee, Fromet Guggenheim: 'Your amorousness
requires me in these letters to transcend all conventional ceremonies.
This was his way of extending the limits of how to live and think his love: from love of God as pure occurrence between two individuals in the sense of amorousness
to love of God as living the law which God imposed on the Jewish people for the sake of mankind.
The mark of Anglo-Saxon or Germanic genius is "steadiness with honesty," which, unless cross-cultivated with Celtic "beauty and amorousness
," threatens to produce plainness, ugliness, and ignobility: "in a word, das Gemeine, die Gemeinheit, that curse of Germany against which Goethe was all his life fighting" (78-79).
392), which in normal circumstances might discourage amorousness
by reminding the old wife she is no longer the hot babe of yore.
Scribal interpolations show how popular details from the romance tradition, such as Gawain's amorousness
, added in the Auchinleck manuscript of the Short English Metrical Chronicle, impressed themselves on readers' memories.
Fournier has embraced his second home with Gallic amorousness
, extolling its underappreciated landscapes in press releases and even marrying a Saskatchewan girl.
A fatal disease--tuberculosis, also called consumption--provided a favorite metaphor to represent the destructiveness of feverish emotions, such as pining or amorousness
His winding of the device allows a justifiable avoidance of eye contact with Christine as he 'turns a blind eye' to her affair; meanwhile the childlike melody issuing from the doll as he excuses her behaviour, dismissing Andre's amorousness
as "naive", aids him in his own performance of naivety.
Yet the Virginian errs constantly by verbalizing his amorousness
But he doesn't impart his character's mystical admiration for what David Bevington has aptly dubbed Cleopatra's "holy amorousness
by attending his evening lectures (Hadfield 59, 65-66, 74), and a certain amount of amorousness
appears in his poems to her (not in the few reprinted in David Bratman's edition of the masques, but see Fredrick and McBride's mention of a poem about her breasts and another imagining her bathing ); a controlled degree of amorousness
in reply was no doubt hoped for.
She makes the weaknesses of others--the mother's vanity, the maid's amorousness
, the devil's prompting--responsible for her crime and not herself.
This model produced a proliferation of printed miscellanies of verse in the early Elizabethan period, both single-author collections and anthologies, in which male courtly behaviour is defined in terms of the potentially contradictory ideals of elegant amorousness
and well-framed virtue.
This unmarried school teacher represents, along with his girlfriend, Varvara (a big, bright Canadian mezzo, Marianne Bindig), the lighthearted amorousness
to which Katya and Boris are denied access by both their circumstances and their personalities.
81) He draws a distinction between behavior motivated by animus and behavior motivated by amorousness