Anatomy of Melancholy, by Robert Burton

Index.

Absence a cure of love-melancholy

Absence over long, cause of jealousy

Abstinence commended

Academicorum Errata

Adversity, why better than prosperity

Aerial devils

Affections whence they arise; how they transform us; of sleeping and waking

Affection in melancholy, what

Against abuses, repulse, injuries, contumely, disgraces, scoffs

Against envy, livor, hatred, malice

Against sorrow, vain fears, death of friends

Air, how it causeth melancholy; how rectified it cureth melancholy; air in love

Alkermes good against melancholy

All are melancholy

All beautiful parts attractive in love

Aloes, his virtues

Alteratives in physic, to what use; against melancholy

Ambition defined, described, cause of melancholy; of heresy; hinders and spoils many matches

Amiableness loves object

Amorous objects causes of love-melancholy

Amulets controverted, approved

Amusements

Anger's description, effects, how it causeth melancholy

Antimony a purger of melancholy

Anthony inveigled by Cleopatra

Apology of love-melancholy

Appetite

Apples, good or bad, how

Apparel and clothes, a cause of love-melancholy

Aqueducts of old

Arminian's tenets

Arteries, what

Artificial air against melancholy

Artificial allurements of love

Art of memory

Astrological aphorisms, how available, signs or causes of melancholy

Astrological signs of love

Atheists described

Averters of melancholy

Aurum potabile censured, approved

B.

Baits of lovers

Bald lascivious

Balm good against melancholy

Banishment's effects; its cure and antidote

Barrenness, what grievances it causeth; a cause of jealousy

Barren grounds have best air

Bashfulness a symptom of melancholy; of love-melancholy; cured

Baseness of birth no disparagement

Baths rectified

Bawds a cause of love-melancholy

Beasts and birds in love

Beauty's definition; described; in parts; commendation; attractive power, prerogatives, excellency, how it causeth melancholy; makes grievous wounds, irresistible; more beholding to art than nature; brittle and uncertain; censured; a cause of jealousy; beauty of God

Beef a melancholy meat

Beer censured

Best site of a house

Bezoar's stone good against melancholy

Black eyes best

Black spots in the nails signs of melancholy

Black man a pearl in a woman's eye

Blasphemy, how pardonable

Blindness of lovers

Bloodletting, when and how cure of melancholy; time and quantity

Bloodletting and purging, how causes of melancholy

Blow on the head cause of melancholy

Body, how it works on the mind

Body melancholy, its causes

Bodily symptoms of melancholy; of love-melancholy

Bodily exercises

Books of all sorts

Borage and bugloss, sovereign herbs against melancholy; their wines and juice most excellent

Boring of the head, a cure for melancholy

Brain distempered, how cause of melancholy; his parts anatomised

Bread and beer, how causes of melancholy

Brow and forehead, which are most pleasing

Brute beasts jealous

Business the best cure of love-melancholy

C.

Cardan's father conjured up seven devils at once; had a spirit bound to him

Cards and dice censured, approved

Care's effects

Carp fish's nature

Cataplasms and cerates for melancholy

Cause of diseases

Causes immediate of melancholy symptoms

Causes of honest love; of heroical love; of jealousy

Cautions against jealousy

Centaury good against melancholy

Charles the Great enforced to love basely by a philter

Change of countenance, sign of love-melancholy

Charity described; defects of it

Character of a covetous man

Charles the Sixth, king of France, mad for anger

Chemical physic censured

Chess-play censured

Chiromantical signs of melancholy

Chirurgical remedies of melancholy

Choleric melancholy signs

Chorus sancti Viti, a disease

Circumstances increasing jealousy

Cities' recreations

Civil lawyers' miseries

Climes and particular places, how causes of love-melancholy

Clothes a mere cause of good respect

Clothes causes of love-melancholy

Clysters good for melancholy

Coffee, a Turkey cordial drink

Cold air cause of melancholy

Comets above the moon

Compound alteratives censured, approved; compound purgers of melancholy; compound wines for melancholy

Community of wives a cure of jealousy

Compliment and good carriage causes of love-melancholy

Confections and conserves against melancholy

Confession of his grief to a friend, a principal cure of melancholy

Confidence in his physician half a cure

Conjugal love best

Conscience what it is

Conscience troubled, a cause of despair

Continual cogitation of his mistress a symptom of love-melancholy

Contention, brawling, lawsuits, effects

Continent or inward causes of melancholy

Content above all, whence to be had

Contention's cure

Cookery taxed

Copernicus, his hypothesis of the earth's motion

Correctors of accidents in melancholy

Correctors to expel windiness, and costiveness helped

Cordials against melancholy

Costiveness to some a cause of melancholy

Costiveness helped

Covetousness defined, described, how it causeth melancholy

Counsel against melancholy; cure of jealousy; of despair

Country recreations

Crocodiles jealous

Cuckolds common in all ages

Cupping-glasses, cauteries how and when used to melancholy

Cure of melancholy, unlawful, rejected; from God; of head-melancholy; over all the body; of hypochondriacal melancholy; of love-melancholy; of jealousy; of despair

Cure of melancholy in himself; or friends

Curiosity described, his effects

Custom of diet, delight of appetite, how to be kept and yielded to

D.

Dancing, masking, mumming, censured, approved; their effects, how they cause love-melancholy; how symptoms of lovers

Death foretold by spirits

Death of friends cause of melancholy; other effects; how cured; death advantageous

Deformity of body no misery

Delirium

Despair, equivocations; causes; symptoms; prognostics; cure

Devils, how they cause melancholy; their, beginning, nature, conditions; feel pain, swift in motion, mortal; their orders; power; how they cause religious melancholy; how despair; devils are often in love; shall be saved, as some hold

Diet what, and how causeth melancholy; quantity; diet of divers nations

Diet rectified in substance; in quantity

Diet a cause of love-melancholy; a cure

Diet, inordinate, of parents, a cause of melancholy to their offspring

Digression against all manner of discontents; digression of air; of anatomy of devils and spirits

Discommodities of unequal matches

Disgrace a cause of melancholy; qualified by counsel

Dissimilar parts of the body

Distemper of particular parts, causes of melancholy, and how

Discontents, cares, miseries, causes of melancholy; how repelled and cured by good counsel

Diseases why inflicted upon us; their number, definition, division; diseases of the head; diseases of the mind; more grievous than those of the body

Divers accidents causing melancholy

Divine sentences

Divines' miseries; with the causes of their miseries

Dotage what

Dotage of lovers

Dowry and money main causes of love-melancholy

Dreams and their kinds

Dreams troublesome, how to be amended

Drunkards' children often melancholy

Drunkenness taxed

E.

Earth's motion examined; compass, centre; an sit anamata.

Eccentrics and epicycles exploded

Education a cause of melancholy

Effects of love

Election misconceived, cause of despair

Element of fire exploded

Emulation, hatred, faction, desire of revenge, causes of melancholy; their cure

Envy and malice causes of melancholy; their antidote

Epicurus vindicated

Epicurus's remedy for melancholy

Epicures, atheists, hypocrites how mad, and melancholy Epithalamium Equivocations of melancholy; of jealousy

Eunuchs why kept, and where

Evacuations, how they cause melancholy

Exercise if immoderate, cause of melancholy; before meals wholesome; exercise rectified; several kinds, when fit; exercises of the mind

Exotic and strange simples censured

Extasies

Eyes main instruments of love; love's darts, seats, orators, arrows, torches; how they pierce

F.

Face's prerogative, a most attractive part

Fairies

Fasting cause of melancholy; a cure of love-melancholy; abused, the devil's instrument; effects of it

Fear cause of melancholy, its effects; fear of death, destinies foretold; a symptom of melancholy; sign of love-melancholy; antidote to fear

Fenny fowl, melancholy

Fiery devils

Fire's rage

Fish, what melancholy

Fish good

Fishes in love

Fishing and fowling, how and when good exercise

Flaxen hair a great motive of love

Fools often beget wise men; by love become wise

Force of imagination

Friends a cure of melancholy

Fruits causing melancholy; allowed

Fumitory purgeth melancholy

G.

Gaming a cause of melancholy, his effects

Gardens of simples where, to what end

Gardens for pleasure

General toleration of religion, by whom permitted, and why

Gentry, whence it came first; base without means; vices accompanying it; true gentry, whence; gentry commended

Geography commended

Geometry, arithmetic, algebra, commended

Gesture cause of love-melancholy

Gifts and promises of great force amongst lovers

God's just judgment cause of melancholy; sole cause sometimes

Gold good against melancholy; a most beautiful object

Good counsel a charm to melancholy; good counsel for lovesick persons; against melancholy itself; for such as are jealous

Great men most part dishonest

Gristle what

Guts described

H.

Hand and paps how forcible in love-melancholy

Hard usage a cause of jealousy

Hatred cause of melancholy

Hawking and hunting why good

Head melancholy's causes; symptoms; its cure

Hearing, what

Heat immoderate, cause of melancholy

Health a treasure

Heavens penetrable; infinitely swift

Hell where

Hellebore, white and black, purgers of melancholy; black, its virtues and history

Help from friends against melancholy

Hemorrhage cause of melancholy

Hemorrhoids stopped cause of melancholy

Herbs causing melancholy; curing melancholy

Hereditary diseases

Heretics their conditions; their symptoms

Heroical love's pedigree, power, extent; definition, part affected; tyranny

Hippocrates' jealousy

Honest objects of love

Hope a cure of misery; its benefits

Hope and fear, the Devil's main engines to entrap the world

Hops good against melancholy

Horseleeches how and when used in melancholy

Hot countries apt and prone to jealousy

How oft 'tis fit to eat in a day

How to resist passions

How men fall in love

Humours, what they are

Hydrophobia described

Hypochondriacal melancholy; its causes inward, outward; symptom; cure of it

Hypochondries misaffected, causes

Hypocrites described

I.

Idleness a main cause of melancholy; of love-melancholy; of jealousy

Ignorance the mother of devotion

Ignorance commended

Ignorant persons still circumvented

Imagination what; its force and effects

Imagination of the mother affects her infant

Immaterial melancholy

Immortality of the soul proved; impugned by whom

Impediments of lovers

Importunity and opportunity cause of love-melancholy; of jealousy

Imprisonment cause of melancholy

Impostures of devils; of politicians; of priests

Impotency a cause of jealousy

Impulsive cause of man's misery

Incubi and succubi

Inconstancy of lovers

Inconstancy a sign of melancholy

Infirmities of body and mind, what grievances they cause

Injuries and abuses rectified

Instrumental causes of diseases

Instrumental cause of man's misery

Interpreters of dreams

Inundation's fury

Inventions resulting from love

Inward causes of melancholy

Inward senses described

Issues when used in melancholy

J.

Jealousy a symptom of melancholy; defined, described; of princes; of brute beasts; causes of it; symptoms of it; prognostics; cure of it

Jests how and when to be used

Jews' religious symptoms

Joy in excess cause of melancholy

K.

Kings and princes' discontents

Kissing a main cause of love-melancholy; a symptom of love-melancholy

L.

Labour, business, cure of love-melancholy; Lapis Armenus, its virtues against melancholy

Lascivious meats to be avoided

Laughter, its effects

Laurel a purge for melancholy

Laws against adultery

Leo Decimus the pope's scoffing tricks

Lewellyn prince of Wales, his submission

Leucata petra the cure of lovesick persons

Liberty of princes and great men, how abused

Libraries commended

Liver its site; cause of melancholy distempers, if hot or cold

Loss of liberty, servitude, imprisonment, cause of melancholy

Losses in general how they offend; cause of despair; how eased

Love of gaming and pleasures immoderate, cause of melancholy

Love of learning, overmuch study, cause of melancholy

Love's beginning, object, definition, division; love made the world; love's power; in vegetables; in sensible creatures; love's power in devils and spirits; in men; love a disease; a fire; love's passions; phrases of lovers; their vain wishes and attempts; lovers impudent; courageous; wise, valiant, free; neat in apparel; poets, musicians, dancers; love's effects; love lost revived by sight; love cannot be compelled

Love and hate symptoms of religious melancholy

Lycanthropia described

M.

Madness described; the extent of melancholy; a symptom and effect of love-melancholy

Made dishes cause melancholy

Magicians how they cause melancholy; how they cure it

Mahometans their symptoms

Maids', nuns', and widows' melancholy

Man's excellency, misery

Man the greatest enemy to man

Many means to divert lovers; to cure them

Marriage if unfortunate cause of melancholy; best cure of love-melancholy; marriage helps; miseries; benefits and commendation

Mathematical studies commended

Medicines select for melancholy; against wind and costiveness; for love-melancholy

Melancholy in disposition, melancholy equivocations; definition, name, difference; part and parties affected in melancholy, it's affection; matter; species or kinds of melancholy; melancholy an hereditary disease; meats causing it, &c.; antecedent causes; particular parts; symptoms of it; they are passionate above measure; humorous; melancholy, adust symptoms; mixed symptoms of melancholy with other diseases; melancholy, a cause of jealousy; of despair; melancholy men why witty; why so apt to laugh, weep, sweat, blush; why they see visions, hear strange noises; why they speak untaught languages, prophesy, &c. Memory his seat

Menstruus concubitus causa melanc.

Men seduced by spirits in the night

Metempsychosis

Metals, minerals for melancholy

Meteors strange, how caused

Metoposcopy foreshowing melancholy

Milk a melancholy meat

Mind how it works on the body

Minerals good against melancholy

Ministers how they cause despair

Mirach, mesentery, matrix, mesaraic veins, causes of melancholy

Mirabolanes purgers of melancholy

Mirth and mercy company excellent against melancholy; their abuses

Miseries of man; how they cause melancholy; common miseries; miseries of both sorts; no man free, miseries' effects in us; sent for our good; miseries of students and scholars

Mitigations of melancholy

Money's prerogatives; allurement

Moon inhabited; moon in love

Mother how cause of melancholy

Moving faculty described

Music a present remedy for melancholy; its effects; a symptom of lovers; causes of love-melancholy

N.

Nakedness of parts a cause of love-melancholy; cure of love-melancholy

Narrow streets where in use

Natural melancholy signs

Natural signs of love-melancholy

Necessity to what it enforceth

Neglect and contempt, best cures of jealousy

Nemesis or punishment comes after

Nerves what

News most welcome

Nobility censured

Non-necessary causes of melancholy

Nuns' melancholy

Nurse, how cause of melancholy

O.

Objects causing melancholy to be removed

Obstacles and hindrances of lovers

Occasions to be avoided in love-melancholy

Odoraments to smell to for melancholy

Ointments, for melancholy

Ointments riotously used

Old folks apt to be jealous

Old folks' incontinency taxed

Old age a cause of melancholy; old men's sons often melancholy

One love drives out another

Opinions of or concerning the soul

Oppression's effects

Opportunity and importunity causes of love-melancholy

Organical parts

Overmuch joy, pride, praise, how causes of melancholy

P.

Palaces

Paleness and leanness, symptoms of love-melancholy

Papists' religious symptoms

Paracelsus' defence of minerals

Parents, how they wrong their children; how they cause melancholy by propagation; how by remissness and indulgence

Paraenetical discourse to such as are troubled in mind

Particular parts distempered, how they cause melancholy

Parties affected in religious melancholy

Passions and perturbations causes of melancholy; how they work on the body; their divisions; how rectified and eased

Passions of lovers

Patience a cure of misery

Patient, his conditions that would be cured; patience, confidence, liberality, not to practise on himself; what he must do himself; reveal his grief to a friend

Pennyroyal good against melancholy

Perjury of lovers

Persuasion a means to cure love-melancholy; other melancholy

Phantasy, what

Philippus Bonus, how he used a country fellow

Q.

Quantity of diet cause; cure of melancholy

R.

Rational soul

Reading Scriptures good against melancholy

Recreations good against melancholy

Redness of the face helped

Regions of the belly

Relation or hearing a cause of love-melancholy

Religious melancholy a distinct species its object; causes of it; symptoms; prognostics; cure; religious policy, by whom

Repentance, its effects

Retention and evacuation causes of melancholy; rectified to the cure

Rich men's discontents and miseries; their prerogatives

Riot in apparel, excess of it, a great cause of love-melancholy

Rivers in love

Rivals and co-rivals

Roots censured

Rose cross-men's or Rosicrucian's promises

Philosophers censured; their errors

Philters cause of love-melancholy; how they cure melancholy

Phlebotomy cause of melancholy; how to be used, when, in melancholy; in head melancholy

Phlegmatic melancholy signs

Phrenzy's description

Physician's miseries; his qualities if he be good

Physic censured; commended; when to be used

Physiognomical signs of melancholy

Pictures good against melancholy; cause of love-melancholy

Plague's effects

Planets inhabited

Plays more famous

Pleasant palaces and gardens

Pleasant objects of love

Pleasing tone and voice a cause of love-melancholy

Poetical cures of love-melancholy

Poets why poor

Poetry a symptom of lovers

Politician's pranks

Poor men's miseries; their happiness; they are dear to God

Pope Leo Decimus, his scoffing

Pork a melancholy meat

Possession of devils

Poverty and want causes of melancholy, their effects; no such misery to be poor

Power of spirits

Predestination misconstrued, a cause of despair

Preparatives and purgers for melancholy

Precedency, what stirs it causeth

Precious stones, metals, altering melancholy

Preventions to the cure of jealousy

Pride and praise causes of melancholy

Priests, how they cause religious melancholy

Princes' discontents

Prodigals, their miseries; bankrupts and spendthrifts, how punished

Profitable objects of love

Progress of love-melancholy exemplified

Prognostics or events of love-melancholy; of despair; of jealousy; of melancholy

Prospect good against melancholy

Prosperity a cause of misery

Protestations and deceitful promises of lovers

Pseudoprophets, their pranks; their symptoms

Pulse, peas, beans, cause of melancholy

Pulse of melancholy men, how it is affected

Pulse a sign of love-melancholy

Purgers and preparatives to head melancholy

Purging simples upward; downward

Purging, how cause of melancholy

S.

Saints' aid rejected in melancholy

Salads censured

Sanguine melancholy signs

Scholars' miseries

Scilla or sea-onion, a purger of melancholy

Scipio's continency

Scoffs, calumnies, bitter jests, how they cause melancholy; their antidote

Scorzonera, good against melancholy

Scripture misconstrued, cause of religious melancholy; cure of melancholy

Seasick, good physic for melancholy

Self-love cause of melancholy, his effects

Sensible soul and its parts

Senses, why and how deluded in melancholy

Sentences selected out of humane authors

Servitude cause of melancholy; and imprisonment eased

Several men's delights and recreations

Severe tutors and guardians causes of melancholy

Shame and disgrace how causes of melancholy, their effects

Sickness for our good

Sighs and tears symptoms of love-melancholy

Sight a principal cause of love-melancholy

Signs of honest love

Similar parts of the body

Simples censured proper to melancholy: fit to be known; purging melancholy upward; downward, purging simples

Singing a symptom of lovers; cause of love-melancholy

Sin the impulsive cause of man's misery

Single life and virginity commended; their prerogatives

Slavery of lovers

Sleep and waking causes of melancholy; by what means procured, helped

Small bodies have greatest wits

Smelling what

Smiling a cause of love-melancholy

Sodomy

Soldiers most part lascivious

Solitariness cause of melancholy; coact, voluntary, how good; sign of melancholy

Sorrow its effect; a cause of melancholy; a symptom of melancholy; eased by counsel

Soul defined, its faculties; ex traduceations, as some hold

Spices how causes of melancholy

Spirits and devils, their nature; orders; kinds; power, &c.

Spleen its site; how misaffected cause of melancholy

Sports

Spots in the sun

Spruceness a symptom of lovers

Stars, how causes or signs of melancholy; of love-melancholy; of jealousy

Stepmother, her mischiefs

Stews, why allowed

Stomach distempered a cause of melancholy

Stones like birds, beasts, fishes, &c.

Strange nurses, when best

Streets narrow

Study overmuch cause of melancholy; why and how; study good against melancholy

Subterranean devils

Supernatural causes of melancholy

Superstitious effects, symptoms; how it domineers

Surfeiting and drunkenness taxed

Suspicion and jealousy symptoms of melancholy; how caused

Swallows, cuckoos, &c., where are they in winter

Sweet tunes and singing causes of love-melancholy

Symptoms or signs of melancholy in the body; mind; from stars, members; from education, custom, continuance of time, mixed with other diseases; symptoms of head melancholy; of hypochondriacal melancholy; of the whole body; symptoms of nuns', maids', widows' melancholy; immediate causes of melancholy symptoms; symptoms of love-melancholy; symptoms of a lover pleased; dejected; Symptoms of jealousy; of religious melancholy; of despair

Synteresis

Syrups

T.

Tale of a prebend

Tarantula's stinging effects

Taste what

Temperament a cause of love-melancholy

Tempestuous air, dark and fuliginous, how cause of melancholy

Terrestrial devils

Terrors and affrights cause melancholy

Theologasters censured

The best cure of love-melancholy is to let them, have their desire

Tobacco approved, censured

Toleration, religious

Torments of love

Transmigration of souls

Travelling commended, good against melancholy; for love-melancholy especially

Tutors cause melancholy

U.

Uncharitable men described

Understanding defined, divided

Unfortunate marriages' effects

Unkind friends cause melancholy

Unlawful cures of melancholy rejected

Upstarts censured, their symptoms

Urine of melancholy persons

Uxorii

V.

Vainglory described a cause of melancholy

Valour and courage caused by love

Variation of the compass, where

Variety of meats and dishes cause melancholy

Variety of mistresses and objects a cure of melancholy

Variety of weather, air, manners, countries, whence, &c.

Variety of places, change of air, good against melancholy

Vegetal soul and its faculties

Vegetal creatures in love

Veins described

Venus rectified

Venery a cause of melancholy

Venison a melancholy meat

Vices of women

Violent misery continues not

Violent death, event of love-melancholy; prognostic of despair; by some defended; how to be censured

Virginity, by what signs to be known; commended

Virtue and vice, principal habits of the will

Vitex or agnus castus good against love-melancholy

W.

Waking cause of melancholy; a symptom; cured

Walking, shooting, swimming, &c. good against melancholy

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