The tokens of the Feauer Pu∣trida, chap. 37.
OF these rotted Feuers procéed some generall signes and tokens.* The first is, for the matter of such a feuer a∣bideth long in the bodye: And when a straunge cause commeth thereto, it hea∣teth & rotteth in déed The second signifi∣cation is, that before such a feauer com∣meth grilling and colde, namelye if the matter be within the veines & nigh to the members of féeling. For of cold mat∣ter cōmeth some smokes yt grieueth the sinewes of feeling, & thereof commeth grillings, shiueriug and colde. The third signification is, yt such a feuer commeth and goeth by seasons, and ceaseth open∣ly, as it sureth sometime in continuall feauers. The fourth is, for such a feauer bréedeth most anguish, for plentre and thicknesse of smoake that is bred of rot∣ted matter: And therfore heate and ver∣tue be ordeined, that kinde may deliuer it selfe of that same smoke. And this time is diuers by diuersitie of matter in Page [unnumbered] subtiltie and in thicknesse. For if the matter be subtill, & the vertue strong, it is lightly dissolued and shedde into the body: And the vertue cōmeth againe to ye mēbers as before hand: And if the mat∣ter be thick and the vertue féeble, it is ye contrary. The fifth token is in the state of ye Feuers, for then come accidents yt betoken the complection of rotting, as of head ach, euill breath, thirst, and such other. The sixt is when bodies bée not full clensed in the resting of the Feuer: but yet euill qualities abide in the bo∣die: for which qualyties féeblenesse a∣bideth in the bodie, and the feuer and the axes come againe. The seauenth is, that it abideth not in one manner estate, as other Feauers dot in the solution, but it resteth all in seasons, & passeth as in con∣tinuall Feauers betwéene axes. Manye other signes ther are, that be shewed in perticular Feauers.
*This Feauer maye come diuerse wayes, by alteration of aire, by inordi∣nate labour, ouermuch riding & tra∣uailing, by surfet: vse good diet.