¶Of the Pose. Cap. 4.
IVdith. 8. Burning heate came vp∣pon Manasles head, and he dyed, &c. Manasles the husband of Iudith,* as he was diligent ouer them that bounde sheaues in the fieldes, the heate came vpon his head, and he dyed at Bethuha his cit••, and was buried beside his fa∣thers.
The cause of hasting of Monasses death, was immoderate and passing run∣ning of ru•e out of the head to the in∣ner parts, and by that vyolence of burn∣ing heate, dissoluing and shedding the humours of the head, as •arnard touch∣eth. Such a running heate as Phisiti∣ons meane, commeth in the head, of ma∣ny and diuers causes: sometime of hot aire, dissoluing and shedding fleeting hu∣moures: sometime of colde aire thrust∣ing and wringing the brayne, and wrin∣ging out the partes that are most fleet∣ing: sometime of great abundaunce and plentie of humours, which runne and droppe out for straightnesse of place and of holding, and that commeth of the inner heate, that dis•olueth, and de∣parteth, and sheddeth the humours. Or of colde thrusting and wringing out, or of moyst, that maketh slypper & sliding: and sometime of fleeting and running and shedding themselues: sometime of feeblenesse of the vertue of h•lding.*
The running that commeth of too great plentye of humours, hath such signes and tokens, The bodye is plectoricke and repl•ate, the place is some deale swollen with slype eyen, great super∣fluitie commeth out of the nose, and at the mouth: and the bodye is heauye. If the running rume commeth of dissol∣uing heate, these be the signes and to∣kens, The face is redde with redde veynes namely in the eyen, there be yet running hotte teares biting the eyen, and heating the skinne, and the heate is felte deepe within. If it commeth of colde thrusting and wringing, it is kno∣wen by those tokens: the face is pale, the teares be cold, and colde is felt deepe within.
Page 88If it come of fléeting humours and thinne, it is knowne by great superflui∣tie that commeth out of the nose and mouth, and by dropping and gleiming therof. Then if superfluitie be the cause, the cure is by voiding of superfluitie, namely, if the running humours run to the spiritual members by out thrusting and wringing. If the running be colde and moist, best remedie is the contrary, hot and drie, withholding & wasting the humour, as Laudanum, Thus, Storax, & Castorium. If the running be hot, bée it refrained wt colde bauming, as with sée∣thing of roses & raine water, & with the same roses held to the nosethrills. Also as long as the running of such a rume is violent, no plaister nor ointment shal be done thereto, for then ye dissolution & running shuld be the more, as saith Cō∣stant. nor none other water shalbe pow∣red on the head, but water of roses or of Wi••ies, if the rume commeth of heat.*