The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton V.2

546 0 0

THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

BY

ROBERT BURTON

THE SECOND PARTITION

THE CURE OF MELANCHOLY

THE SYNOPSIS OF THE SECOND PARTITION.

Cure of melancholy is either

* Sect 1. General to all, which contains

* Unlawful means forbidden,

* Memb. 1. From the devil, magicians, witches, &c., by

charms, spells, incantations, &c.

* Quest. 1. Whether they can cure this, or other such

like diseases?

* Quest. 2. Whether, if they can so cure, it be lawful

to seek to them for help?

* or Lawful means, which are

* Memb. 2. Immediately from God, a Jove principium by

prayer &c.

* Memb. 3. Quest. 1. Whether saints and their relics can

help this infirmity?

Quest. 2. Whether it be lawful to sue to them

for aid.

* or Memb. 4. Mediately by Nature which concerns and

works by

* Subsect. 1. Physician, in whom is required science,

confidence, honesty, &c.

* Subsect. 2. Patient, in whom is required obedience,

constancy, willingness, patience, confidence,

bounty, &c., not to practise on himself.

* Subsect. 3. Physic, which consists of

* Dietetical A

* Pharmaceutical B

* Chirurgical C

* or Particular to the three distinct species, D, E, F

A Sect. 2. Dietetical, which consists in reforming those six

non-natural things, as in

* Diet rectified 1. Memb.

* Matter and quality 1 Subs.

* Such meats as are easy of digestion, well-dressed,

hot, sod, &c., young, moist, of good nourishment,

&c.

* Bread of pure wheat, well-baked.

* Water clear from the fountain.

* Wine and drink not too strong, &c.

* Flesh

* Mountain birds, partridge, pheasant, quails,

&c. Hen, capon, mutton, veal, kid, rabbit, &c.

* Fish

* That live in gravelly waters, as pike, perch,

The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton V.2Read this story for FREE!