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I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
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Edward Gibbon

English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)

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