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But a pleasure is none the less a pleasure because it does not please for ever. It
is delightful to plunge into ... I looked upon it then as part of the pattern I was
attempting to draw to experience all the pleasures of sense. I have not been
afraid of ...
The spirit is often most free when the body is satiated with pleasure; indeed,
sometimes the stars shine more brightly seen from the gutter than from the hilltop.
The keenest pleasure to which the body is susceptible is that of sexual congress.
But to the others, from Plato onwards, I surrendered myself, one after the other,
with the pleasure of a traveller adventuring into an unknown country. I did not
read critically, but as I might have read a novel, for the excitement and delight of it
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