"Rickard A. Parker" wrote:
> As for Ferdinand and Miranda instantly falling in love (perhaps with
> magic involved) there is a lot of that in TWL: Tristan/Isolde,
> Paolo/Francisca, hyacinth garden, Acteon/Diana, Aeneas/Dido.
Why do you say Dido and Aeneas fall instantly in love? He doesn't. And she
doesn't love him until Cupid takes the place of Ascanius. While this is soon
after they meet, remember that time is compressed in the Aeneid and other
epics. In any event, it is not instant love.