chapter  4
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Who bids abstain?

ByDonne, Sidney, Spenser, Milton, Shakespeare

Socrates. What of love then? Is it to be classified as ambiguous or unambiguous? Phaedrus. Ambiguous, obviously. Otherwise, how would it have been possible for you to describe it as you did just now as a curse to lover and loved alike, and then to turn round and assert that it is the greatest of blessings?