...the gentle word picture that made me love the story Robin Hood:
"Now, lad," said he, "tell us thy troubles, and speak freely. A flow of words doth ever ease the heart of sorrows; it is like opening the waste weir when the mill-dam is over full.
Come, sit thou here beside me, and speak at thine ease."
when we do kiss it fairly upon the mouth, so to speak, is no such foul thing after all.'
'Methinks thou art right,' quoth Robin, 'and, contrariwise,
that when we kiss a pleasure that appeareth to be gay it turneth foul to us,
is it not so, Little John?'"