Tuesday, November 11, 2014
O cunning enemy, that to catch a saint,
With saints doth bait thy hook! Most dangerous
Is that temptation that doth goad us on
To sin in loving virtue.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Angelo, in Measure for Measure, act 2, sc. 2, l. 179-82.
Angelo imagines Satan (the "enemy") as causing him to be attracted sexually to Isabella.