A famous cordial" Matthiolus in Dioscoridum calls it, "an excellent nutriment to refresh the body, it makes a good colour, a flourishing age, helps concoction, fortifies the stomach, takes away obstructions, provokes urine, drives out excrements, procures sleep, clears the blood, expels wind and cold poisons, attenuates, concocts, dissipates all thick vapours, and fuliginous humours."
This islet, of curious contexture, resembles as near as possible a cup turned upside down, from which a fuliginous vapor arises.
Tis not amiss to bore the skull with an instrument, to let out the fuliginous vapours."
she will not come near him by her own good will, but wholly rejects him, as Venus did her fuliginous Vulcan, at last, Nec Deus hunc mensa, Dea nec dignata cubili est.
Though in men these parts are not so much respected; a grim Saracen sometimes,--nudus membra Pyracmon, a martial hirsute face pleaseth best; a black man is a pearl in a fair woman's eye, and is as acceptable as lame Vulcan was to Venus; for he being a sweaty fuliginous blacksmith, was dearly beloved of her, when fair Apollo, nimble Mercury were rejected, and the rest of the sweet-faced gods forsaken.
The causes are assigned out of Hippocrates, Cleopatra, Moschion, and those old Gynaeciorum Scriptores, of this feral malady, in more ancient maids, widows, and barren women, ob septum transversum violatum, saith Mercatus, by reason of the midriff or Diaphragma, heart and brain offended with those vicious vapours which come from menstruous blood, inflammationem arteriae circa dorsum, Rodericus adds, an inflammation of the back, which with the rest is offended by that fuliginous exhalation of corrupt seed, troubling the brain, heart and mind; the brain, I say, not in essence, but by consent, Universa enim hujus affectus causa ab utero pendet, et a sanguinis menstrui malitia, for in a word, the whole malady proceeds from that inflammation, putridity, black smoky vapours, &c., from thence comes care, sorrow, and anxiety, obfuscation of spirits, agony, desperation, and the like, which are intended or remitted; si amatorius accesserit ardor, or any other violent object or perturbation of mind.
I know not by what particular conformation of the organ it happens, but I have always found that this composition is surprisingly gratifying to the palate of a young chimney-sweeper--whether the oily particles (sassafras is slightly oleaginous) do attenuate and soften the fuliginous concretions, which are sometimes found (in dissections) to adhere to the roof of the mouth in these unfledged practitioners; or whether Nature, sensible that she had mingled too much of bitter wood in the lot of these raw victims, caused to grow out of the earth her sassafras for a sweet lenitive--but so it is, that no possible taste or odour to the senses of a young chimney-sweeper can convey a delicate excitement comparable to this mixture.
The time has not yet come to write the history of his career--fuliginous in not a few of its earlier phases, gathering serenity towards its close,--finding a soul of goodness in things evil.
It offends commonly if it be too hot and dry, thick, fuliginous, cloudy, blustering, or a tempestuous air.
This fact may be observed in lists already given, particularly List A. It may also be observed in the following words: <LIST F> moon, lunar star, stellar star, sidereal sun, solar earth, terrestrial world, mundane heaven, celestial hell, infernal earthquake, seismic ear, aural head, capital hand, manual foot, pedal breast, pectoral heart, cardial hip, sciatic tail, caudal throat, guttural lung, pulmonary bone, osseous hair, hirsute tearful, lachrymose early, primitive sweet, dulcet, sweet, saccharine young, juvenile bloody, sanguinary deadly, mortal red, florid bank, riparian hard, arduous wound, vulnerable written, graphic spotless, immaculate sell, mercenary son, filial salt, saline meal, farinaceous wood, ligneous wood, sylvan cloud, nebulous glass, vitreous milk, lacteal water, aquatic stone, lapidary gold, aureous silver, argent iron, ferric honey, mellifluous loving, amatory loving, erotic loving, amiable wedded, hymeneal plow, arable priestly, sacerdotal arrow, sagittal wholesome, salubrious warlike, bellicose timely, temporary fiery, igneous ring, annular soap, saponaceous nestling, nidulant snore, stertorous window, fenestral twilight, crepuscular soot, fuliginous hunter, venatorial The fact that English is a double-barreled language, and that of parallel terms one is likely to be native and the other classic, is interesting in itself.
All these, most part, offend by inflammation, corrupting humours and spirits, in this non-natural melancholy: for from these are engendered fuliginous and black spirits.
Men seduced by spirits in the night Metempsychosis Metals, minerals for melancholy Meteors strange, how caused Metoposcopy foreshowing melancholy Milk a melancholy meat Mind how it works on the body Minerals good against melancholy Ministers how they cause despair Mirach, mesentery, matrix, mesaraic veins, causes of melancholy Mirabolanes purgers of melancholy Mirth and mercy company excellent against melancholy; their abuses Miseries of man; how they cause melancholy; common miseries; miseries of both sorts; no man free, miseries' effects in us; sent for our good; miseries of students and scholars Mitigations of melancholy Money's prerogatives; allurement Moon inhabited; moon in love Mother how cause of melancholy Moving faculty described Music a present remedy for melancholy; its effects; a symptom of lovers; causes of love-melancholy N. Nakedness of parts a cause of love-melancholy; cure of love-melancholy Narrow streets where in use Natural melancholy signs Natural signs of love-melancholy Necessity to what it enforceth Neglect and contempt, best cures of jealousy Nemesis or punishment comes after Nerves what News most welcome Nobility censured Non-necessary causes of melancholy Nuns' melancholy Nurse, how cause of melancholy O. Objects causing melancholy to be removed Obstacles and hindrances of lovers Occasions to be avoided in love-melancholy Odoraments to smell to for melancholy Ointments, for melancholy Ointments riotously used Old folks apt to be jealous Old folks' incontinency taxed Old age a cause of melancholy; old men's sons often melancholy One love drives out another Opinions of or concerning the soul Oppression's effects Opportunity and importunity causes of love-melancholy Organical parts Overmuch joy, pride, praise, how causes of melancholy P. Palaces Paleness and leanness, symptoms of love-melancholy Papists' religious symptoms Paracelsus' defence of minerals Parents, how they wrong their children; how they cause melancholy by propagation; how by remissness and indulgence Paraenetical discourse to such as are troubled in mind Particular parts distempered, how they cause melancholy Parties affected in religious melancholy Passions and perturbations causes of melancholy; how they work on the body; their divisions; how rectified and eased Passions of lovers Patience a cure of misery Patient, his conditions that would be cured; patience, confidence, liberality, not to practise on himself; what he must do himself; reveal his grief to a friend Pennyroyal good against melancholy Perjury of lovers Persuasion a means to cure love-melancholy; other melancholy Phantasy, what Philippus Bonus, how he used a country fellow Q. Quantity of diet cause; cure of melancholy R. Rational soul Reading Scriptures good against melancholy Recreations good against melancholy Redness of the face helped Regions of the belly Relation or hearing a cause of love-melancholy Religious melancholy a distinct species its object; causes of it; symptoms; prognostics; cure; religious policy, by whom Repentance, its effects Retention and evacuation causes of melancholy; rectified to the cure Rich men's discontents and miseries; their prerogatives Riot in apparel, excess of it, a great cause of love-melancholy Rivers in love Rivals and co-rivals Roots censured Rose cross-men's or Rosicrucian's promises Philosophers censured; their errors Philters cause of love-melancholy; how they cure melancholy Phlebotomy cause of melancholy; how to be used, when, in melancholy; in head melancholy Phlegmatic melancholy signs Phrenzy's description Physician's miseries; his qualities if he be good Physic censured; commended; when to be used Physiognomical signs of melancholy Pictures good against melancholy; cause of love-melancholy Plague's effects Planets inhabited Plays more famous Pleasant palaces and gardens Pleasant objects of love Pleasing tone and voice a cause of love-melancholy Poetical cures of love-melancholy Poets why poor Poetry a symptom of lovers Politician's pranks Poor men's miseries; their happiness; they are dear to God Pope Leo Decimus, his scoffing Pork a melancholy meat Possession of devils Poverty and want causes of melancholy, their effects; no such misery to be poor Power of spirits Predestination misconstrued, a cause of despair Preparatives and purgers for melancholy Precedency, what stirs it causeth Precious stones, metals, altering melancholy Preventions to the cure of jealousy Pride and praise causes of melancholy Priests, how they cause religious melancholy Princes' discontents Prodigals, their miseries; bankrupts and spendthrifts, how punished Profitable objects of love Progress of love-melancholy exemplified Prognostics or events of love-melancholy; of despair; of jealousy; of melancholy Prospect good against melancholy Prosperity a cause of misery Protestations and deceitful promises of lovers Pseudoprophets, their pranks; their symptoms Pulse, peas, beans, cause of melancholy Pulse of melancholy men, how it is affected Pulse a sign of love-melancholy Purgers and preparatives to head melancholy Purging simples upward; downward Purging, how cause of melancholy S. Saints' aid rejected in melancholy Salads censured Sanguine melancholy signs Scholars' miseries Scilla or sea-onion, a purger of melancholy Scipio's continency Scoffs, calumnies, bitter jests, how they cause melancholy; their antidote Scorzonera, good against melancholy Scripture misconstrued, cause of religious melancholy; cure of melancholy Seasick, good physic for melancholy Self-love cause of melancholy, his effects Sensible soul and its parts Senses, why and how deluded in melancholy Sentences selected out of humane authors Servitude cause of melancholy; and imprisonment eased Several men's delights and recreations Severe tutors and guardians causes of melancholy Shame and disgrace how causes of melancholy, their effects Sickness for our good Sighs and tears symptoms of love-melancholy Sight a principal cause of love-melancholy Signs of honest love Similar parts of the body Simples censured proper to melancholy: fit to be known; purging melancholy upward; downward, purging simples Singing a symptom of lovers; cause of love-melancholy Sin the impulsive cause of man's misery Single life and virginity commended; their prerogatives Slavery of lovers Sleep and waking causes of melancholy; by what means procured, helped Small bodies have greatest wits Smelling what Smiling a cause of love-melancholy Sodomy Soldiers most part lascivious Solitariness cause of melancholy; coact, voluntary, how good; sign of melancholy Sorrow its effect; a cause of melancholy; a symptom of melancholy; eased by counsel Soul defined, its faculties; ex traduceations, as some hold Spices how causes of melancholy Spirits and devils, their nature; orders; kinds; power, &c. Spleen its site; how misaffected cause of melancholy Sports Spots in the sun Spruceness a symptom of lovers Stars, how causes or signs of melancholy; of love-melancholy; of jealousy Stepmother, her mischiefs Stews, why allowed Stomach distempered a cause of melancholy Stones like birds, beasts, fishes, &c. Strange nurses, when best Streets narrow Study overmuch cause of melancholy; why and how; study good against melancholy Subterranean devils Supernatural causes of melancholy Superstitious effects, symptoms; how it domineers Surfeiting and drunkenness taxed Suspicion and jealousy symptoms of melancholy; how caused Swallows, cuckoos, &c., where are they in winter Sweet tunes and singing causes of love-melancholy Symptoms or signs of melancholy in the body; mind; from stars, members; from education, custom, continuance of time, mixed with other diseases; symptoms of head melancholy; of hypochondriacal melancholy; of the whole body; symptoms of nuns', maids', widows' melancholy; immediate causes of melancholy symptoms; symptoms of love-melancholy; symptoms of a lover pleased; dejected; Symptoms of jealousy; of religious melancholy; of despair Synteresis Syrups T. Tale of a prebend Tarantula's stinging effects Taste what Temperament a cause of love-melancholy Tempestuous air, dark and fuliginous, how cause of melancholy Terrestrial devils Terrors and affrights cause melancholy Theologasters censured The best cure of love-melancholy is to let them, have their desire Tobacco approved, censured Toleration, religious Torments of love Transmigration of souls Travelling commended, good against melancholy; for love-melancholy especially Tutors cause melancholy U. Uncharitable men described Understanding defined, divided Unfortunate marriages' effects Unkind friends cause melancholy Unlawful cures of melancholy rejected Upstarts censured, their symptoms Urine of melancholy persons Uxorii V. Vainglory described a cause of melancholy Valour and courage caused by love Variation of the compass, where Variety of meats and dishes cause melancholy Variety of mistresses and objects a cure of melancholy Variety of weather, air, manners, countries, whence, &c. Variety of places, change of air, good against melancholy Vegetal soul and its faculties Vegetal creatures in love Veins described Venus rectified Venery a cause of melancholy Venison a melancholy meat Vices of women Violent misery continues not Violent death, event of love-melancholy; prognostic of despair; by some defended; how to be censured Virginity, by what signs to be known; commended Virtue and vice, principal habits of the will Vitex or agnus castus good against love-melancholy W. Waking cause of melancholy; a symptom; cured Walking, shooting, swimming, &c. good against melancholy NOTES 1.