The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Symposium by Xenophon:|
lovers. So much less did they resemble actors, trained to certain
gestures, than two beings bent on doing what for many a long day they
had set their hearts on.
 Or, "and encircling his arms about her impressed upon her lips a
 Or, "then was it possible to see the more than mimic gestures."
 Or, "on the tiptoe of excitement." Cf. "Hell." III. i. 14, iv. 2.
At last when these two lovers, caught in each other's arms, were seen
to be retiring to the nuptial couch, the members of the supper party
turned to withdraw themselves; and whilst those of them who were
unmarried swore that they would wed, those who were wedded mounted