The weakest reasons are strong enough to determine a heart already disposed to love. This term then is employed with success to those young yeople who are properly prepared by the reading of romances.
It is, says an artful lover, a stroke sympathy that attaches me to you; something I cannot define, and feel nevertheless.
This signifies, “If I was to tell you the true reasons of my addressing you, they would but little affect you: perhaps too they would make against me. My best way is to have recourse to reason of sympathy, which are the more excellent, as they are susceptible of no explanation, and may be ranked in the class of the unaccountables, the nonsense of which is not the worst rhetoric in Love.”