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Proverbs 7:18

Proverbs 7:18

Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning
Taking him by the hand, and pulling him along, she says, "come"; let us not stand here in the streets, but let us go within, and after supper to bed; and there enjoy ourselves, till "inebriated" with love, as the word F23 signifies: so the poet F24 speaks of "ebrios ocellos", "eyes drunk", that is, with love; and so continue till the morning light, the night being the fittest season for those works of darkness: this expresses the insatiableness of her lust; let us solace ourselves with loves;
mutual love, not lawful, but criminal; more properly lusts; denoting the abundance of it, and the pleasure promised in it, which is very short lived, and bitterness in the end.


FOOTNOTES:

F23 (hwrn) "inebriemur", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus, Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis, Schultens.
F24 Catullus de Acme, Ep. 43. c. 11.
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