Taboo eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 14 pages of information about Taboo.

COLOPHON

Here, rather vexatiously, the old manuscript breaks off.  But what survives and has been cited of this fragment amply shows you, I think, that even in remote Philistia, whenever this question of “indecency” arose, everybody (including the accused) was apt to act very foolishly.  It has attested too, I hope, the readiness with which you may read ambiguities into the most respectable of authors; as well as the readiness with which a fanatical training may lead you to imagine some underlying impropriety in all writing about any natural function, even though it be a function so time-hallowed and general as that to which this curious Dirghic legend refers.

A POSTSCRIPT

(French of C.J.P.  Garnier)

    The swine that died in Gadara two thousand years ago
    Went mad in lofty places, with results that all men know—­
    Went mad in lofty places through long rooting in the dirt,
    Which (even for swine) begets at last soul-satisfying hurt.

    The swine in lofty places now are matter for no song
    By any prudent singer, but—­how long, O Lord, how long?

EXPLICIT

BOOKS by MR. CABELL

Biography

BEYOND LIFE
FIGURES OF EARTH
DOMNEI
CHIVALRY
JURGEN
TABOO
THE LINE OF LOVE
GALLANTRY
THE CERTAIN HOUR
THE CORDS OF VANITY
FROM THE HIDDEN WAY
THE RIVET IN GRANDFATHER’S NECK
THE EAGLE’S SHADOW
THE CREAM OF THE JEST

Genealogy

BRANCH OF ABINGDON
BRANCHIANA
THE MAJORS AND THEIR MARRIAGES

Copyrights
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