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 Cupid and Psyche.Cupidon (Le jeune). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cupid’s Golden Arrow.
Virtuous love. “Cupid’s leaden arrow,” sensual passion.   1
“Deque sagittifera promsit duo tela pharetra
Diversorum operum; fugat hoc, facit illud amorem.
Quod facit auratum est, et cuspide fulget acuta,—
Quod fugat obtusum est, et habet sub arundine plumbum.”
Ovid: Tale of Apollo and Daphnë.
“I swear to thee by Cupid’s strongest bow;
By his best arrow with the golden head … .
By that which knitteth souls and prospers love.”
Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 Cupid and Psyche.Cupidon (Le jeune). 


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