Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Therefore is love said to be a child
Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Helena, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 1, sc. 1, l. 238-9.
"Child" means both Cupid, and lover who are so often deluded ("beguiled") in the choice they make.