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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 46


Item a hot imposthume, that is in fleshy places439 is occasionally terminated by dissolution, for the nature of the flesh is weak and loose, and it is near to moisture:440 an imposthume that is in a sinewy member441 gathers slowly, and disperses more slowly; for the gathering is slow there, and the harder it is, the slower does it disperse, as Galen442 says on the 3rd section that Hippocrates wrote, and Isidorus443 says in the 3rd part that Damascenus made ‘that which comes easily goes easily’.