"That fatal Night the Duke felt hostile Fires in his Breast, Love was entred with all his dreadful Artillery; he took possession in a moment of the Avenues that lead to the Heart! neither did the resistance he found there serve for any thing but to make his Conquest more illustrious."
— Manley, Delarivier (c. 1670-1724)
Delariviere Manley, Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality, of Both Sexes. From the New Atalantis, an Island in the Mediteranean. Written Originally in Italian, and Translated from the Third Edition of the French. The Second Volume. (London: Printed for John Morphew near Stationer's-Hall, and J. Woodward in St. Christopher's Church-Yard, in Thread-Needle-Street, 1709). <Link to ECCO> <Link to Google Books>