- n. a drink credited with magical power; can make the one who takes it love the one who gave it
““The Rose!” said Frank quietly, seeing that his new love-philtre was working well, and determined to strike while the iron was hot, and carry the matter too far to carry it back again.”
“But once more love and duty prevail; and when Ulana sweetly presents him the love-philtre he drains it at one draught, and immediately feeling the fire of the strong and potent drug, he becomes cheerful and receives his wife, who has adorned herself with a wreath of flowers with open arms.”
“The despondent lover, after applying in vain to an Italian magician for a love-philtre, at length determines to adopt the bolder line of writing to his scornful lady.”
“The catastrophe of the pie, he explained, was in no way to be attributed to the love-philtre (which was composed of sifted sugar and cinnamon), but was due to the fact that instead of the philtre he had inadvertently handed his fair client a packet out of the next drawer, which contained ready-made-up doses of tartaric acid for immediate use in the case of small boys who had swallowed sixpences.”
“As Isolda rushes in he staggers into her arms, and dies there to the phrases in which they had first spoken after drinking the love-philtre.”
“In Tristan it is not essential that the philtre is a true love-philtre, but here the case is different.”
“Brangaena protests, and warns Isolda against Melot, who has arranged this night hunt as a trap to catch Tristan; and she bewails the officiousness which led her to substitute the love-philtre for the poison.”
“The name given to this was _hippomanes_, and it was supposed to act as a powerful love-philtre.”
“I poured your own love-philtre into it, that you sold me at the agricultural show, don't you re-member?”
“Laughing again she said: "I poured your own love-philtre into it, that you sold me at the agricultural show, don't you re-member?”
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