with respect; but if he is poor and destitute, she should get rid of him as if she had never been acquainted
with him in any way before.
The means of getting rid of a lover are as follows:
Describing the habits and vices of the lover as disagreeable and censurable, with the sneer of the lip,
and the stamp of the foot.There are also
two verses on this subject as follows:
Speaking on a subject with which he is not acquainted.
Showing no admiration
for his learning, and passing a censure upon it.
Putting down his pride.
Seeking the company of men who
are superior to him in learning and wisdom.
Showing a disregard for him on all occasions.
men possessed of the same faults as her lover.
Expressing dissatisfaction at the ways and means of
enjoyment used by him.
Not giving him her mouth to kiss.
Refusing access to her jaghana, i.e. the part
of the body between the navel and the thighs.
Showing a dislike for the wounds made by his nails and
Not pressing close up against him at the time when he embraces her.
Keeping her limbs without
movement at the time of congress.
Desiring him to enjoy her when he is fatigued.
Laughing at his attachment
Not responding to his embraces.
Turning away from him when be begins to embrace her.
to be sleepy.
Going out visiting, or into company, when she perceives his desire to enjoy her during the
Mis-constructing his words.
Laughing without any joke, or, at the time of any joke made by him,
laughing under some pretence.
Looking with side glances at her own attendants, and clapping her hands
when he says anything.
Interrupting him in the middle of his stories, and beginning to tell other stories
Reciting his faults and his vices, and declaring them to be incurable.
Saying words to her female
attendants calculated to cut the heart of her lover to the quick.
Taking care not to look at him when he
comes to her.
Asking him what cannot be granted.
And, after all, finally dismissing him.
`The duty of a courtesan consists in forming connections with suitable men after due and full consideration,
and attaching the person with whom she is united to herself; in obtaining wealth from the person who is
attached to her, and then dismissing him after she has taken away all his possessions.'
`A courtesan leading in this manner the life of a wife is not troubled with too many lovers, and yet obtains
abundance of wealth.'
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