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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 6


Note there is a difference between this disease and the disease called suffocatio matricis, for in the former one can speak, and in suffocatio matricis one cannot, and if one attempt


to speak to anyone, one cannot.541 And there is also a difference between it542 and apoplexy and epilepsy, for those sicknesses come suddenly, while this comes but slowly, by degrees. There is another difference between it and the weakness called syncope, for in lethargy the face is as the face of a healthy man, and in syncope, it is as the face of one dead.