Shakespeare on Love at First Sight, take 3

the first time I saw you did my heart fly to your service“Hear my souls speak:
The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service”

(Tempest, act 3, sc.1)

Comments.  Love at first sight is a common occurrence. Yet somehow it seems strange to associate love at first sight with characters who became known, for example, via their political careers. Could you guess who said, “In my Synday School class there was a beautiful little girl with golden curls. I was smitten at once and still am.” (?) It was president Harry Truman. The entry/blog “Shakespeare on Love at First Sight, take 1 and 2” were posted respectively on Mar 04, 2012 and May 21, 2012. All the posted entries provide excellent material for praise, or flattery, depending on how wish to interpret them. Flattery, at least in mild form, is not a secondary ingredient of love. Oscar Wilde declared that, “Flattery is the infantry of negotiations…”
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In the Play.  Ferdinando is head over heels in love with Miranda, daughter of Prospero, the magician.

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