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A young novel describing keen and inept younger love, Daphnis and Chloe tells the tale of a toddler boy and lady who're chanced on individually, years aside, by myself and uncovered on a Greek mountainside. Taken in through a goatherd and a shepherd respectively, and raised close to town of Mytilene, they develop to adulthood ignorant of one another's life – until eventually the mischievous god of affection, Eros, creates in them a unexpected overpowering hope for each other. A masterpiece between early Greek romances, attracting either excessive compliment and ethical disapproval, this paintings has proved an enduringly fertile resource of concept for musicians, writers and artists from Henry Fielding to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Maurice Ravel. Longus transforms customary subject matters from the romance style – together with pirates, desires, and the supernatural – right into a virtuoso love tale that's wealthy in perception, funny and ironical in its therapy of human sexual experience.


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You should be a better bet, you're honest. (He fishes in the helmet:) Why are you giving that slip such a funny look? You've drawn a blank for sure. It can't be there's a cross on it. It can't be I'm going to lose you. (She takes the slip. ) A cross? Him tOQ! Could it be 'cause he's so simple? Oh, Swiss Cheese, you'll be a goner too, if you aren't honest, honest, honest the whole time, the way l always brought you up to be, the way you always bring me all the change when you buy me a loaf. It's the only way you can save yourself.

Let Eilif try it on with someone else! (She takes money from the purse at her belt. ) Give him this. It's a sin. He's speculating in mother love, he ought to be ashamed of himself. COOK : Not for long. He has to go with his regiment now -to his death maybe. Send some more money, or you'll be sorry. You women are hard-and sorry afterward. A glass of brandy wouldn't cost very much, but you refuse to provide it, and six feet under goes your man and you can't dig him up again. CHAPLAIN : All very touching, my dear cook, but to fall in this war is not a misfortune, it's a blessing.

The shepherd of our flock here just looks on, he only preaches, he hasn't a clue . how anything gets done. So now, Eilif, my son, give us the details : tell us how you fixed the peasants and grabbed the twenty bullocks. And let's hope they'll soon be here. EILIF : IIi one day's time. Two at the most. MOTHER COURAGE : Now that's considerate of Eilif-to bring the oxen tomorrow--otherwise my capon wouldn't have been so welcome today. EILIF : Well, it was like this. I found out that the peas ants had hidden their oxen and--on the sly and chiefly at night-had driven them into a certain wood.

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