Passion  

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Are passions, then, the pagans of the soul?
Reason alone baptiz'd ? --Edward Young, Night-Thoughts


"There is no passion in nature so demoniacally impatient, as that of him who, shuddering upon the edge of a precipice, thus meditates a Plunge. To indulge, for a moment, in any attempt at thought, is to be inevitably lost; for reflection but urges us to forbear, and therefore it is, I say, that we cannot." --"The Imp of the Perverse" (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe

Designs by French artist Charles Le Brun, from Méthode pour apprendre à dessiner les passions (1698), a book about the physiognomy of the 'passions'.
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Designs by French artist Charles Le Brun, from Méthode pour apprendre à dessiner les passions (1698), a book about the physiognomy of the 'passions'.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Passion or The Passion may refer to:

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Etymology

Via French, from Latin passio ("suffering"), noun of action from perfect passive participle passus ("suffered"), from deponent verb patior (“I suffer”), from Proto-Indo-European *pe(i)- (“to hurt”), see also Old English feond (“devil, enemy”), Gothic (faian, “to blame”).

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