The quotation is from a gentleman (the famous biographer of Dr. Johnson), but is it not the most perfect statement of Amity that one has seen in Telluria for a long time?

The word love in the post-Freudian patriarchy of the Tellurian West seems exclusively reserved for parents and children, spouses and fornicators (this confinement of love to purely biological bonds is, of course, closely connected with the popular-Darwinist “animal thesis” of the modernist mythos). The idea of friendship as being a thing so important as to reach the depth and height of love – so common to all traditional and even semi-traditional peoples – seems almost entirely lost.

Thank Dea we still have it in Aristasia.