Monday, July 11, 2016

Byron and Shelley and the Philosophical Treatise


“And what are you working on now?” Byron asked, as he walked in on Shelley to find him writing furiously, and then crossing out what he had just penned.  

“It is a philosophical Treatise of the highest Order,” Shelley declared, “which demonstrates the commensurate Causal Agency between reading David Hume’s Treatise on Human Nature and his Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, and engaging in tying, binding, or restraining a  sexual partner for the purposes of erotic Stimulation. I just can’t think of a title.” 

“That’s easy,” said Byron. “Call it Of Hume And Bondage.” 


 Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells

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