Jacques Cazotte

The Devil In Love

    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    But I now began to reflect (which at first I was incapable of doing) that in all cases where we stand in need of extraordinary succours to regulate our conduct, if our supplicating with earnestness does not entitle us to have them granted, it at least, by our retiring, puts us in a situation to reap all the benefit of our own prudence.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    I will love you with my whole heart and without that sweetener you talk of.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    I find human nature soars beyond those enjoyments, and the restless spirit of man will not permit him to enjoy the present happiness unless he has a prospect of a future one still greater.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    I would teach you to love as I do and you will be, by that single sentiment, much above your fellows
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    pardon a heart that is absorbed in the softest, sweetest sensations and as yet has had no experience.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    "All this appears as a dream to me," said I, "but what else is human life? I only dream more extraordinary than other people!
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    love, I adore you—persuaded that you are not that fantastic being that I once thought you and convinced that your passion for me is unabated by that repulsive conduct with which I have hitherto treated you.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    If I die, I die for you, if I live, it will be to love you.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    you are the most artful and adroit of evil spirits; you talk of love, and are the image of it; but you poison the idea.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    You know your own affairs best—but you are young, void of reflection, eager in the extreme, and follow your pleasures too precipitately."
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    stood erect and fixed, and pronounced the invocation with a clear unfaltering voice, and raising it, called three times, at short intervals, Beelzebub! A chillness ran through my veins, and my hair stood on end.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    One evening, after having exhausted ourselves in reasonings of all sorts, over a small pittance of Cyprus wine, and a few dried chestnuts, the dis-course turned upon necromancy.
    lonesomeghosthas quoted10 months ago
    the Devil is very malign, and not always as ugly as they say he is.
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