And in his geere for al the world he ferde
Nat oonly lik the loveris maladye
Of Hereos, but rather lyk manye,
Engendred of humour malencolik
Biforen, in his celle fantastik.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales, The Knight’s Tale. Arcite continues to suffer because he is unable to see Emily. But it is not like the lover’s malady of heroes, and more like a mania from the melancholic humor caused by his separation from his love.