(18) Benedetto Varchi, on the other hand, whose popular sixteenth-century Blazon of Jealousie
was translated into English in 1615, was more hopeful that the "disease" could in fact be helped, if its "cause shall be quite removed." (19) He goes on to explain that just as purgation and expulsion help other diseases, "with Wisedome, Discretion, and Patience, may wee easily drive away and expel the Force and Rage of Jealousie
However, it is this very inconsistency (which he terms jealousies
) that he finds fruitful, for as a result "jealousy in these early modern texts [is] a flexible, polyvalent designation that resists reduction" (17).
Where other jealousies
eventually may subside or even be dispelled altogether, according to many accounts sexual jealousy leaves a scar on the psyches of its victims like earth scraped raw by receding glaciers.
I hope you haven't dropped your friend, as you call her an ex, because of your unfounded jealousies
. Your poor partner is trying his best and you will spoil things between you if you continue to harangue him for being sociable and polite.
We, their disciples, not having their background, experience, or maturity, felt free to give vent to our jealousies