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Iolaus: An Anthology of Friendship

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If any one should importune me to give a reason why I loved him [Stephen de la Boetie] I feel it could no otherwise be expressed than by making answer, 'Because it was he; because it was I.'" -from "Montaigne on Friendship" Socialist advocate, progressive educator, and amateur mystic, Edward Carpenter is perhaps best remembered today for his conflicted homosexuality, and h ...more
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Published December 27th 2005 by Cosimo Classics (first published 1906)
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Edward Carpenter was an English socialist poet, socialist philosopher, anthologist, and early gay activist.

A leading figure in late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain, he was instrumental in the foundation of the Fabian Society and the Labour Party. A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore, corresponding with many famous figures such as Annie Besant, Isado
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“So that eternal love, in love's fresh case, Weighs not the dust and injury of age;” 1 likes
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