2004-01-12 19:52:08 UTC
well as to the male, and it is no accident that the goddess of
Love is older and stronger than the god. To desire the
desiring of her own beauty is the vanity of Lilith, but to
desire the enjoying of her own beauty is the obedience of
Eve, and to both it is in the lover that the beloved tastes
her own delightfulness" - That Hideous Strengh.
Does anyone know if this passage from THS is a quote from some other
book, or something Lewis wrote himself? In THS Jane Studdock reads
this in an unnamed book.
I have been intrigued by the inserted quotes in THS. At one point one
of the characters quotes from Charles Williams' "Talliesin through
Logres" ("A passion of patience ..."), but I am baffled by this one.