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And therefore in reference unto Man, Cupid is said to be blind. Affection should not be too sharp-Eyed, and Love is not to be made by magnifying Glasses.
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There's worse events in life than love unrequited,
Quotations from Sir Thomas Browne's Religio Medici and Christian Morals
One for the ear, the other for the eye, and a third for narcissistic catharsis. It's a curious coincidence that though the quotes on Cupid by Browne are from two different works both share the same reference. As for the ear and eye, I've often thought that Urn-Burial with its rolling stentorian passages and full organ-stops out phrasing appeals to the ear, while Cyrus is one long feast for the eye being visually orientated throughout.
R.M Part 2:Section 9 - Browne here in finest poetic flow, using imagery linking love and music to Cosmic Harmony, the music of the spheres and universal rhythm. (1643)
C.M. Part 2: Section 9 - Many passages in C.M. contain imagery of either optical or perspective which in turn are connected to observations on moral worth. The invisible and visible worlds, optics and morality, what things are and what they appear to be, especially as regards humans, are often juxtaposed in this last essay. (c.1670's)
Verse by K.M.F. - To J