Love, Virtuous

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420. Love, Virtuous

  1. Aphrodite Urania patron of ideal, spiritual love. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 16]
  2. Armande loves Clitandre platonically; values mind over senses. [Fr. Lit.: Les Femmes Savantes ]
  3. Athelny, Sally loves and marries Philip, despite the latters shortcomings. [Br. Lit.: Of Human Bondage, Magill. I, 670672]
  4. Beatrice object of Dantes adoration, even after death. [Ital. Lit.: La Vita Nuova; Divine Comedy, Walsh Classical, 48]
  5. Bergerac, Cyrano de does not reveal his love for Roxane. [Fr. Lit.: Cyrano de Bergerac ]
  6. Camille gives up Armand for his familys sake. [Fr. Lit.: Camille ]
  7. Cupids golden arrow symbolizes noble affection. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 397]
  8. Diotima prophetess, teacher of Socrates, speaks of an ideal love. [Gk. Lit.: Plato Symposium in Brewer Handbook ]
  9. Dulcinea as Quixotes ideal; now, generic for sweetheart. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote, Espy, 128]
  10. Laura Petrarchs perpetual, unattainable love. [Ital. Lit.: Plumb, 2632]
  11. Lucretia model of virtue; raped by son of Tarquin, she kills herself. [Rom. Legend: Daniel, 152]
  12. Murasaki reared by future husband; causes his reform. [Jap. Lit.: The Tale of Genji ]
  13. Oriana faithful and fair beloved for Amadis. [Span. Lit.: Amadis de Gaul ]
  14. Schouler, Marcus sets aside love for Trina for McTeagues benefit. [Am. Lit.: McTeague, Magill I, 537539]