#TenderTuesday . . . all unawares he was caught in the toils of love



“Sir Calidore gazed at her and marked her rare demeanour … all unawares he was caught in the toils of love, from which no skill of his own could deliver him. So there he sat still, with no desire to move, although his quest had gone far before him…”


From Edmund Spenser, “The Faerie Queene,” 1536. Painting in gold and oil on canvas by John M. Strudwick, c 1888, “Akrasia” (meaning “the state of mind in someone acts against their better judgment).









Text and image source: Edmund Dulac on Facebook

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