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relaxation of the thing done : the fallaciously inferred debility of the female,
the muscularity of the male : the variations of ethical codes : the natural
grammatical transition by inversion involving no alteration of sense of an
aorist preterite proposition (parsed as masculine subject, monosyllabic onoma-
topœic transitive verb with direct feminine object) from the active voice into
its correlative aorist preterite proposition (parsed as feminine subject, auxiliary
verb and quasimonosyllabic onomatopœic past participle with complementary
masculine agent) in the passive voice : the continued product of seminators by
generation : the continual production of semen by distillation : the futility of
triumph or protest or vindication : the inanity of extolled virtue : the lethargy
of nescient matter : the apathy of the stars.

       In what final satisfaction did these antagonistic sentiments and reflections
reduced to their simplest forms, converge?
       Satisfaction at the ubiquity in eastern and western terrestrial hemispheres,
in all habitable lands and islands explored or unexplored (the land of the
midnight sun, the islands of the blessed, the isles of Greece, the land of
promise) of adipose posterior female hemispheres, redolent of milk and
honey and of excretory sanguine and seminal warmth, reminiscent of secular
families of curves of amplitude, insusceptible of moods of impression or of
contrarieties of expression, expressive of mute immutable mature animality.

       The visible signs of antesatisfaction?
       An approximate erection : a solicitous adversion : a gradual elevation : a
tentative revelation; a silent contemplation.

       Then?
       He kissed the plump mellow yellow smellow melons of her rump, on
each plump melonous hemisphere, in their mellow yellow furrow, with obscure
prolonged provocative melonsmellonous osculation.

       The visible signs of postsatisfaction?
       A silent contemplation : a tentative velation : a gradual abasement : a
solicitous aversion : a proximate erection.

       What followed this silent action?
       Somnolent invocation, less somnolent recognition, incipient excitation,
catechetical interrogation.