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Um... we'll think of something.  :angel: :D

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I bet you will! :D

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First of all, a very

happy and blessed St. Valentine's Day to all!

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A bright, busy day!



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"February 14th was the feast date of at least three different martyrs named St. Valentine, and, in the Middle Ages, over fifty St. Valentines were celebrated over the course of the year. One of these, a Roman priest, has inspired several legends, all of which arose long after his death. According to one, he was sentenced to death in pagan Rome for encouraging young people to marry within the Christian Church. Before his execution, the story goes, he sent a letter to a young woman whom he had cured of blindness, signing the missive 'from your Valentine.'

"In 1381, Geoffrey Chaucer made the first recorded connection between St. Valentine's Day and love in his poem "The Parliament of Fowls," identifying the day as the time when "every foul cometh ther to choose his mate." French and English writers of the 14th and 15th centuries also allude to the day as one reserved for lovers. Manufactured Valentine's Day cards first appeared in England in the 1800s, and by 1835, over 60,000 Valentine's Day cards were being sent in England alone."

https://www.reference.com/holidays-celebrations/history-st-valentine-s-day-50f9e893cacb18b9?qo=cdpArticles

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Yes, indeed, there are many anecdotes and legends around Valentine's Day, and like Saint Nicolas, there have been several Saint Valentine.

I can only add "A Farewell to Love" written by Charles I, Duke of Orléans, while imprisoned in England after the battle of Azincourt (or rather Agincourt), to Bonne, his 2nd wife:

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Translation:A_Farewell_to_Love

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles,_Duke_of_Orl%C3%A9ans


And there are, of course (besides a series of places and sites in the USA), various "communities" called Valentin(e), Saint-Valentin, San Valentino, St. Valentin, etc., in many countries, for instance in France, Canada, Austria, Italy, etc.:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Valentin - http://www.experienceloire.com/saint-valentin.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Valentino,_Sorano

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Valentin - https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Valentin_(Nieder%C3%B6sterreich)


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Lol!  Wouldn't "lovesick" be a better translation of Charles' intent than "sick of love"?  :D

For example,

I am already lovesick for

My very dulcet Valentine.

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Lol - was lovesick fashionable in these times? Or was it a question of "rhythm"?

Well, the verb "tanner" has several meanings:

http://dictionnaire.reverso.net/francais-anglais/tanner

(did they forget to mention "beating", "battering"?)

and the old French expression "tanné d'amour" has gone lost, except for the Québec.

In our times, they refer to "malade", i.e. "sick":

Lara Fabian interpreting an old tragical song with subtitles (FR, EN):

(you might have heard of Dalida (the song told about her own tragedy), Serge Lama (writer and also interpreter) and many other great singers, who interpreted this song)

or - much more positive:

Michel Sardou - La maladie d'amour (The Disease of Love)

(lyrics with English version) - http://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-maladie-d039-amour-love-disease.html



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Whether 'lovesick' was fashionable or not depends on when the translation was done, since the translator would have wanted to capture the meaning in contemporary terms. It certainly was fashionable in the 19th century, for example.

And yes, indeed, it was known in the 15th century.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lovesick

I'm not sure when "sick of..." acquired its modern usage, but it certainly would be jarring in a modern valentine message. :D

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As far as I know, Charles I d'Orléans wrote much of his poetry (in French and English) during his 25 years of captivity, and that (citing): "his English poetry sits stylistically between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance". He translated, most probably, his "Farewell to Love" by himself.

And it took him a long time to be "accepted" in the "English canon".

Personally, I would have opted for "lovesick" with the given rhythm, but poetry tended (and tends) to create new words, meanings, sounds, feelings and combinations ...

:)

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I try to find a good girl.

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just work and went to the gym that morning. nothing out of the ordinary. 

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