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Advice on romance, 1684 style.

Nothing much has changed, really:

“…when the Husband commeth into his Wives Chamber, he must entertain her with all kinds of dalliance, wanton behaviour, and allurements to Venery, but if he perceive her to be slow and more cold, he must cherish, embrace, and tickle her … intermixing more wanton Kisses with wanton Words and Speeches, handling her Secret Parts and Dugs, that she may take fire and be inflamed to Venery.”

All that and more from this report on the upcoming auction of the book, “Aristoteles Master-Piece”, reserve price U$65,000.

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