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Author: Bright, Timothie, 1550-1615.
Title: A treatise of melancholie. Containing the causes thereof, & reasons of the strange effects it worketh in our minds and bodies: with the physicke cure, and spirituall consolation for such as haue thereto adioyned an afflicted conscience. ... By T. Bright doctor of physicke.
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2012 November (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: A treatise of melancholie. Containing the causes thereof, & reasons of the strange effects it worketh in our minds and bodies: with the physicke cure, and spirituall consolation for such as haue thereto adioyned an afflicted conscience. ... By T. Bright doctor of physicke.
Bright, Timothie, 1550-1615.

Imprinted at London: By Thomas Vautrollier, dwelling in the Black-Friers, 1586.
With a final errata leaf.
Leaf O8 is intended to be cancelled (as reflected by the above pagination), but is present in most copies.
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Melancholy -- Early works to 1800.

title page
TO HIS MELAN∣cholicke friend: M.
THE CONTENTES OF the booke according to the Chapters.
CHAP. 1. Howe diuerslie the word Melancholie is taken.
CHAP. II. The causes of naturall melancholie and of the excesse thereof.
CHAP. III. VVhether good nourishment breedeth not store of melancholie by fault of the bodie: whether it turneth not into melancholie: and whether these humours are found in nourishments, or rather are made out of them.
CHAP. IIII. The answer to the former obiections.
CHAP. V. Touching the questions propounded in the end of the second Chapter.
CHAP. VI. Of the causes of the increase and ex∣cesse of melancholicke humour.
CHAP. VII. Of melancholicke excrementes.
CHAP. VIII. VVhat burnt Choler is, and the causes thereof.
CHAP. IX. Howe melancholie worketh fearefull passions in the mind.
CHAP. X. How the bodie affecteth the soule.
CHAP. XI. Obiections against the former sentence, touching the maner how the soule is affected of the bodie: with answer thereto.
CHAP. XII. The aunswere to the former obiections and of the simple facultie of the soule and only organicall of spirite, and bodie.
CHAP. XIII. How the soule by one simple facultie performeth so many and diuerse actions.
CHAP. XIIII. The particular aunswere to the obiections made in the 11 Chapter.
CHAP. XV. VVhether the perturbations rise of the humour or not.
CHAP. XVI. VVhether perturbatiōs, which are not moued by out∣ward occasions rise of humours or not? and how?
CHAP. XVII. How melancholy procureth feare, sadnes, dispaire, and such other passions.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the vnnaturall melancholie rising dy adustion, how it affecteth vs with diuerspassions.
CHAP. XIX. Howe sickenesse and yeares seeme to alter the minde: and the cause: and how the soule hath practise of senses, being separated from the bo∣die.
CHAP. XX. The accidentes which befall melancholicke persons.
CHAP. XXI. How melancholy altereth the quallities of the body.
CHAP. XXII. How melancholie altereth those actions which rise out of the braine.
CHAP. XXIII. Howe affections be altered.
CHAP. XXIIII. The causes of teares, and their saltnesse.
CHAP. XXV. VVhy and howe one weepeth for ioy, and laugheth for griefe: why teares and weeping indure not all the time of the cause; and why the fin∣ger is put in the eye.
CHAP. XXVI. Of other partes of weeping: why the countenance is cast downe, the forehead loureth, the nose drop∣peth, the lippe trembleth, the cheeks are drawn, and the speech is interrupted.
CHAP. XXVII. The causes of sobbing and sighing and how wee∣ping easeth the heart.
CHAP. XXVIII. Howe melancholie causeth both weeping and laughing, and the reasons how.
CHAP. XXIX. The causes of blushing and bashfulnesse, and why melancholicke persons are giuen thereunto.
CHAP. XXX. Of the naturall actions altered by melan∣choly.
CHAP. XXXI. How melancholie altereth naturall works of the bodie, iuyce and excrement.
CHAP. XXXII. Of the affliction of conscience for sinne.
CHAP. XXXIII. VVhether the conscience of sinne and the affliction thereof be melancholy or not.
CHAP. XXXIIII. The particular difference betwixt melancholy, & the distressed conscience in the same person.
CHAP. XXXV. The affliction of mind to what persons it befalleth, and by what meanes.
CHAP. XXX. A consolation vnto the afflicted consci∣ence.
CHAP. XXXVII. The cure of melancholy, and howe melancholicke persons are to order them selues in actions of the mind, sense, and motion.
CHAP. XXXVIII. How melancholicke persons are to order themselues in their affectiont.
CHAP. XXXIX. Howe melancholick persons are to order thē selues in the rest of their diet, and what choise they are to make of ayre, meate, and drinke, house, and apparell.
CHAP. XL. The cure by medicine, meete for melancholie persons.
CHAP. XLI. The maner of strengthning melācholick persons after purging: with correction of some of their accidents.
Faults escaped in the printing, wherein the first number signifieth the page, the 2. the line.