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The Anatomy of Melancholy - Chapter 12, Causes of Love Melancholy Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12, Causes of Love Melancholy Summary and Analysis

Member 2 continues the same discourse. There are subsections again, with headings placed under a type of section Burton calls Members. There is a description of a man who is wanton. He writes that he falls into love with and for every beauty but that he is so fickle that whoever is with him is the one he loves most, such that any woman who keeps him with her can have him, but any idea she has that she is especially loved by him is actually false. The entire matter is simply one of control, not of love; his love is honest but fickle as a passing breeze through trees. For the first time, the author gets into the causes of melancholy and here he cites idleness as causing troubles with love. Those who love and who also...

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