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Rosa Anglica (Author: [unknown])

section 9


If it be caused by melancholy, the pustules are leaden-hued at first becoming blackish736 thereafter, and then black;


and moisture gathers not in them; they are large and hard like large warts, the which is bad, for there is no quality in them by which they could mature;737 therefore they dry and split, causing heart weakness, delirium,738 and lack of energy, and when this happens, the leech can say, death is at hand. And sometimes two large pustules appear so that one of them is in the middle of the other, the which is bad, for it shows the amount and toughness of the matter; so if the force be weak, it is a sign of death.