Shakespeare on love and education, dating advice

Thou made me neglect my studies, lose my time,“Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphosed me,
Made me neglect my studies, lose my time,
War with good counsel, set the world at nought;
Made wit with musing weak, heart sick with thought.”

(Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 1, sc. 1)

Comments. Change ‘Julia’ to the name of the applicable lady. With minor modification turn the line into an answer to ‘How is your love life?’. E.G. “Clorinda, she has metamorphosed me…  thought.” Or you may use the quote to show the extraordinary power Clorinda has over you.
On the business of neglecting our studies, not all agree that it is a bad thing. According to Robert Burton (1577-1640), author of the monumental “The Anatomy of Melancholy”, A mere scholar, a mere ass.” And according to the American philosopher Irwin Edman (1896-1954) “Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.” Nor we should forget Seneca, who in one of his letter to Lucilius says, “It is when the gods hate a man with uncommon abhorrence that they drive him into the profession of a school-master.”
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In the play. Valentine, who proclaims himself to be resistant to the allurements of love, has left Verona for Milan to seek a career in the retinue of the Duke of Milan. Proteus remains in Verona and meditates on his own situation and attraction to Julia and its consequences.

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