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  • Polonius fatuously concludes that Hamlet is suffering from love-madness (since Polonius knew that malady in his youth, too).

    Shakespeare

  • For these reasons it happens that the letters at times come very near to being documents in love-madness.

    The Bibliotaph and Other People

  • Mr. Rawlings of his love-madness by every means in my power.

    Our Elizabeth A Humour Novel

  • That part is said by Gall to be the organ of amativeness; and the Polka delirium, in several instances, has terminated in love-madness.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • He resolved to go to Plymouth, to take his son with him, and, if possible, to send him away to sea, hoping thus to wean him from his folly, as he considered this love-madness.

    The Spectre Bridegroom

  • Maisie's matrimonial excesses; her unnatural tolerance for Adair; her reiterated excuse for the current love-madness, that people had the right at any cost to be happy; and the eagerness with which she had seized on his own words, "to recover our lost years by violence."

    The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel

  • He had the "Love-sonnets from the Portuguese" in mind as he wrote, and he wrote under the best conditions for great work, at a climacteric of living, in the throes of his own sweet love-madness.

    Chapter 20

  • But when in her love-madness she lifted his face and kissed him, a goblin who had come to live in her dead lover, bit off her nose.

    Twenty-Two Goblins

  • "Scorn breaks love"; idly wanders this proverb; her scorn inflames my love-madness the more.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

  • In his love-madness, the hero wanders for a time naked through the wood; three women find him asleep, and send a waiting-maid to annoint him with salve; when he came to himself, the maiden hid herself.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism

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