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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 4


Sometimes windiness penetrates into the scrotum and causes it to swell; at another time there is wateriness there, and sometimes one of the humours swells in it; another time


there is superfluous flesh present, and yet again the veins are filled with melancholic humour and they become swollen, the size of a finger.557 Another time the peritoneum called zirbus falls, and the sinews558 which propel the semen towards the testicles thicken when they stretch too much.