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CHAP. XIII.: Of Jealousy. - Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, Complete Works, vol. 1 The Spirit of Laws 
The Complete Works of M. de Montesquieu (London: T. Evans, 1777), 4 vols. Vol. 1.
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WITH respect to nations, we ought to distinguish between the passion of jealousy, and a jealousy arising from customs, manners, and laws. The one is a hot raging fever; the other, cold, but sometimes terrible, may be joined with indifference and contempt.
The one, an abuse of love, derives its source from love itself: the other depends only on manners, on the customs of a nation, on the laws of the country, and sometimes even on religion.*
It is generally the effect of the physical power of the climate, and, at the same time, the remedy of this physical power.
[* ]Mahomed desired his followers to watch their wives; a certain iman, when he was dying, said the same thing; and Confucius preached the same doctrine.