10 Love - Comment Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A...

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Comment Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Roumania. Unfortunate Coincidence By the time you swear you’re his, Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is Infinite, undying – Lady, make a note of this: One of you is lying. VALENTINE’S DAY Saint Valentine: A Christian bishop martyred in Rome on February 24, 270 Valentine’s Day modeled after a pagan holiday – as early as 4 th century BCE, Roman men participated in rite of passage to god Lupercus: a lottery for teenage virgin girls. She’d be your girl for the year. Christians turned to Valentine, who’d married young lover in secret because the emperor needed soldiers but thought it wasn’t good for soldiers to be married. In trouble with the emperor, Valentine refused to renounce his Christianity. He was beaten and stoned to death for it. In 496 AD, the pope outlawed the pagan festival but ok’d the lottery. Only now, you’d draw for the name of a saint and try your best to be like that saint throughout the coming year. 1415: oldest Valentine card we still have, sent by Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife in prison Favorite Love Quotes “Love one another.” “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could move mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
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And though I bestow all my gifts to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Does not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in inequity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all thing, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prohpecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. ...And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” 1 Corinthians 13 “When love is strong, a man and a woman can make their bed on a sword’s blade. When love grows weak, a bed of 60 cubits is not large enough.” The Talmud The Talmud tells the story of Rabbi Hillel, who lived around the time of Jesus. A pagan came to him saying that he would convert to Judaism if Hillel could teach him the whole of the Torah in the time he could stand on one foot. Hillel replied, “What is hateful to yourself, do not do to your
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course EDP 363 taught by Professor Brownstein during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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