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(The Lover; the Object of the Fatal Passion; the Person or Thing Sacrificed)

A (1) — Religious Vows of Chastity Broken for a Passion: — "Jocelyn" by Godard. From fiction: "La Faute de l'Abbe Mouret." In comedy: "Dhourtta Narttaka."

(2) — A Vow of Purity Broken: — "Tannhauser." Respect for a Priest Destroyed: — One aspect of "La Conquête de Plassans."

(3) — A Future Ruined by a Passion: — "Manon" by Massenet; "Sapho" by Daudet; "La Griffe" (Bernstein, L906); the works of Louys in general.

(4) — Power Ruined by Passion: Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra;" "Cléopatre" by Sardou.

(5) — Ruin of Mind, Health and Life: — "La Glu" (Richepin, 1883); "L'Arlesienne" (Daudet and Bizet); "La Furie" (Bois, 1909). From fiction (see C): "Le Possédé" by Lemonnier. Passion Gratified at the Price of Life: — "Une Nuit de Cléopatre" (Gautier and Masse).

(5) Ruin of Fortunes, Lives and Honors: — "Nana;" in part "La Route d'Emeraude" (Richepin, after Demolder, 1909).

B — Temptations (see XII) Destroying the Sense of Duty, of Pity, etc: — "Salomé" (Oscar Wilde). From fiction: "Herodias," and the attempts (repulsed) in "The Temptation of Saint Anthony."

C (1) — Destruction of Honor, Fortune and Life, by Erotic Vice: — "Germinie Lacerteux" by de Gon-