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The Anatomy of Melancholy - Book 3, The Third Partition : Chapter 14, Symptoms of Love Summary & Analysis

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This is followed by Member 3: Symptoms of Love. Near the bottom of the first page of this section it reads, "As drops from a still,...doth Cupid's fire provoke tears from a true lover's eyes," (p. 133). Irregular heartbeat and sweating in an abnormal manner, and blushing are all physical symptoms of attraction or love. Other things can inspire similar reactions, but when viewed properly within a given context, love can be a correct "diagnosis" of these kinds of signs. If both the face and pulse change, but these transformations are not negative—as might be found in cases of antagonism or ordinary danger—then the changes are signs of love or attraction. Love and lust do not always bifurcate. The strongest signs of love are to be found when...

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