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The Art of Courtly Love - Book One, Introduction to the Treatise on Love, Chapter 6, Dialogue 8 Summary & Analysis

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Book One, Introduction to the Treatise on Love, Chapter 6, Dialogue 8 Summary and Analysis

In the eighth and final dialogue, a man and woman of higher nobility interact. Andreas advises the man to always use soft and gentle words, doing nothing to deserve reproof. The woman of higher nobility will always be ready to censure a man for anything and will ridicule him if given the chance.

The man begins with an extended and flowery form of flattery and the woman is particularly dismissive. She emphasizes the costs and torments of love and the man responds that by not loving she denies benefits to those in her life who are worthy of them. The woman claims that she is only speaking to the man, encouraging him to seek greater rewards because there are better things on the earth. The conversation continues...

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