OF THE MEANS OF GETTING MONEY, OF THE SIGNS OF THE CHANGE OF A LOVER'S FEELINGS,
AND OF THE WAY TO GET RID OF HIM
MONEY is got out of a lover in two ways:
By natural or lawful means, and by artifices. Old authors are of opinion that when a courtesan can get
as much money as she wants from her lover, she should not make use of artifice. But Vatsyayana lays
down that though she may get some money from him by natural means, yet when she makes use of
artifice he gives her doubly more, and therefore artifice should be resorted to for the purpose of extorting
money from him at all events.
Now the artifices to be used for getting money from her lover are as follows:
Taking money from him on different occasions, for the purpose of purchasing various articles, such as
ornaments, food, drink, flowers, perfumes and clothes, and either not buying them, or getting from him
more than their cost.A woman should always
know the state of the mind, of the feelings, and of the disposition of her lover towards her from the changes
of his temper, his manner, and the colour of his face.
Praising his intelligence to his face.
Pretending to be obliged to make gifts on occasion
of festivals connected with vows, trees, gardens, temples, or tanks.1
Pretending that at the time of going
to his house, her jewels have been stolen either by the king's guards, or by robbers.
Alleging that her
property has been destroyed by fire, by the falling of her house, or by the carelessness of her servants.
to have lost the ornaments of her lover along with her own.
Causing him to hear through other people of
the expenses incurred by her in coming to see him.
Contracting debts for the sake of her lover.
with her mother on account of some expense incurred by her for her lover, and which was not approved
of by her mother.
Not going to parties and festivities in the houses of her friends for the want of presents
to make to them, she having previously informed her lover of the valuable presents given to her by these
Not performing certain festive rites under the pretence that she has no money to perform
Engaging artists to do something for her lover.
Entertaining physicians and ministers for the
purpose of attaining some object.
Assisting friends and benefactors both on festive occasions, and in
Performing household rites.
Having to pay the expenses of the ceremony of marriage of the
son of a female friend.
Having to satisfy curious wishes including her state of pregnancy.
be ill, and charging her cost of treatment.
Having to remove the troubles of a friend.
Selling some of her
ornaments, so as to give her lover a present.
Pretending to sell some of her ornaments, furniture, or
cooking utensils to a trader, who has been already tutored how to behave in the matter.
Having to buy
cooking utensils of greater value than those of other people, so that they might be more easily distinguished,
and not changed for others of an inferior description.
Remembering the former favours of her lover, and
causing them always to be spoken of by her friends and followers.
Informing her lover of the great gains
of other courtesans.
Describing before them, and in the presence of her lover, her own great gains, and
making them out to be greater even than theirs, though such may not have been really the case.
opposing her mother when she endeavours to persuade her to take up with men with whom she has
been formerly acquainted, on account of the great gains to be got from them.
Lastly, pointing out to her
lover the liberality of his rivals.
Thus end the ways and means of getting money.
The behaviour of a waning lover is as follows:
He gives the woman either less than is wanted, or something else than that which is asked for.Now when a courtesan finds that her lover's disposition towards her is
changing, she should get possession of all his best things before he becomes aware of her intentions,
and allow a supposed creditor to take them away forcibly from her in satisfaction of some pretended
debt. After this, if the lover is rich, and has always behaved well towards her, she should ever treat him
her in hopes by promises.
He pretends to do one thing, and does something else.
He does not fulfil her
He forgets his promises, or does something else than that which he has promised.
with his own servants in a mysterious way.
He sleeps in some other house under the pretence of having
to do something for a friend.
Lastly, he speaks in private with the attendants of a woman with whom
he was formerly acquainted.
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