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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, viz.:
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
Now the artifices to be used for getting money from her lover are as
1st. Taking money from him on different occasions, for the purpose of
purchasing various articles, such as ornaments, food, drink, flowers,
perfumes and cloths, and either not buying them, or getting from him
more than their cost.
2nd. Praising his intelligence to his face.
3rd. Pretending to be obliged to make gifts on occasion of festivals
connected with vows, trees, gardens, temples, or tanks.
4th. Pretending that at the time of going to his house, her jewels have
been stolen either by the King's guards, or by robbers.
5th. Alleging that her property has been destroyed by fire, by the
falling of her house, or by the carelessness of her servants.
6th. Pretending to have lost the ornaments of her lover along with her
7th. Causing him to hear through other people of the expenses incurred
by her in coming to see him.
8th. Contracting debts for the sake of her lover.
9th. Disputing with her mother on account of some expense incurred by
her for her lover, and which was not approved of by her mother.
10th. 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 very friends.
11th. Not performing certain festive rites under the pretence that she
has no money to perform them with.
12th. Engaging artists to do something for her lover.
13th. Entertaining physicians and ministers for the purpose of attaining
14th. Assisting friends and benefactors both on festive occasions, and
15th. Performing household rites.
16th. Having to pay the expenses of the ceremony of marriage of the son
of a female friend.
17th. Having to satisfy curious wishes during her state of pregnancy.
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