Love-sickness

Love´-sick`ness


n.1.The state of being love-sick.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Disguised as a boy shepherd, Rosalind persuades Orlando to woo her under the guise of 'curing him' of his love-sickness...
Lenz sees the contagion motif functioning even more strongly in Troilus and Criseyde where it is Pandarus who operates as the agent of contagion, infecting Criseyde with Troilus's love-sickness. In both poems, Chaucer is seen to be playing with the Galenic theory of the humours as well as the conventions of courtly love.
But the love-sickness also got to Allen, taking the role of a woman who keeps re-playing in her mind the long-ago summer day when her husband disappeared at sea.
Traditionally characterized as a remedia amoris, an antidote for love-sickness, pastoral drama also carries a socio-political dimension, as Schneider points out.
Branagh is so insistent on paying attention to the play's full community of characters that his film is in danger of forgetting that As You Like It belongs to Rosalind--her wit, intelligence, and winning sensibility trumps Frederick's lust for power, Oliver's envy, Orlando's love-sickness, Phoebe's petulance, Touchstone's pragmatism and, most importantly, Jaques's melancholy.
The half-dozen cast as "sweethearts, wives, etc" gave an amusing portrayal of love-sickness for the dashing "Capyain" of HMS Hot Cross Bun.
So cuddle up and read Doc Holiday's prescription for love-sickness...
The star striker for Spartak, champions of the USSR, and the workers' football team, is struck down by a virulent strain of love-sickness and refuses to get out of bed.
And the hyperactive skits of country bumpkins wrestling with love-sickness has the audience not so much tittering as guffawing with laughter.
When Pandarus declares that, despite his own love-sickness, he will advise Troilus in matters of love, he refuses to divulge the identity of his beloved: "I love oon best, and that me smerteth sore; / And yet, peraunter, kan I reden the / And nat myself; repreve me na more" (1.
Finally, at the end of the nineteenth century, self-starvation was medicalized under a variety of labels--melancholy, hysteria, love-sickness, and chlorosis--before the triumph of the standard diagnosis as anorexia nervosa.