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Cupid's Cyclopedia

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This edition was published in by C. Scribner in New York.

A humorous collection of definitions for words relating to love. For example:

ADAMANT, m. A very hard word. See father.
DUEL. The highest compliment two men can pay one woman.
ETERNITY. “I’ll be down in a minute.”
KINDNESS. The larger half of the other boy’s apple.
OCEANS. A minute measure of Love.
SECRET. A feminine invention for the rapid dissemination of news.
TEMPTATION. Woman. Anything forbidden. A challenge. An invitation to don’t.

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A humorous collection of definitions for words relating to love. For example:

ADAMANT, m. A very hard word. See father.
DUEL. The highest compliment two men can pay one woman.
ETERNITY. “I’ll be down in a minute.”
KINDNESS. The larger half of the other boy’s apple.
OCEANS. A minute measure of Love.
SECRET. A feminine invention for the rapid dissemination of news.
TEMPTATION. Woman. Anything forbidden. A challenge. An invitation to don’t.

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A. The first letter, placed by Cupid at the head of his Alphabet, because it stands for Amour, Ardor, Art, Affinity, Affection, Adoration, Affability, Angel, etc.; also A is the easiest word to spell, with the exception of I.

The origin of the form of our capital letter A is supposed to have been an Egyptian symbol (see illustration) representing two people engaged in the ancient pastime called Kyssin, which survives even at the present day.
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Cupid's Cyclopedia

This edition was published in by C. Scribner in New York.


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PS3515.E62 C85 1910

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