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The Symptoms of Love

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Abstract

I’ll begin by quoting Shakespeare’s Rosalind, when she rebukes Orlando for looking so unlike a lover. The proper marks of a lover, she insists, are:

A lean cheek, which you have not; a blue eye and sunken, which you have not; … a beard neglected, which you have not — but I pardon you for that;… Then your hose should be ungartered, your bonnet unbanded, your sleeve unbuttoned, your shoe untied, and everything about you demonstrating a careless desolation. But you are no such man: you are rather point-device in your accoutrements. (As You Like It, III, ii)

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Notes

  1. 2.
    James Boswell, Life of Johnson, Oxford Standard Authors Edition (London: Oxford University Press, 1961), p. 438. Entry under 1770.Google Scholar
  2. 6.
    Jacques Ferrand, Erotomania, or a Treatise discoursing of the Essence, Causes, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Cure of LOVE or Erotique Melancholy (Oxford, 1640), p. 121.Google Scholar
  3. 7.
    See Lawrence Babb, The Elizabethan Malady (East Lansing: Michigan State College Press, 1951), p. 134.Google Scholar

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