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Four Phases of Love

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Author: Paul Heyse
Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,832 / 137 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.3
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 816
Added to site: 2010.10.19 29317

Eye-Blindness and Soul-Blindness -- Marion -- La Rabbiata -- "By the Banks of the Tiber."

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nger from all the other people in the world. But in future we shall have to learn to know each other all anew again. I know now that your hair and cheeks are soft to touch, will they be so to my eyes? I want to know so much, and it is so long to wait."

After this fashion he chattered incessantly, without remarking how silently she walked beside him. Many of his words had sunk deep into her heart. It had never occurred to her that she too was to see, and she hardly knew what to think about it. She had heard of mirrors, without understanding what was meant. She thought now that when a person who saw opened his eyes, his own face appeared to him.

When she was again in her little bed, and her mother thought she slept, the idea flashed across her mind. "It would be horrible if our faces were not bright!" She had heard of ugly and beautiful, and she knew that ugly people were pitied, and often less loved than others. "Oh, if I should be ugly," she thought to herself, "and he care no more about me. It



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