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A newe booke entituled the governement of healthe, 1558 London, Day folios 52-3
WILLIAM BULLEIN ( ?-1576)
Divine, physician and botanist
FOR THE PASSIONS OF THE MYNDE GOOD COUNSEL
The great pains and secrete grieves that disquieted minds, do daily sustain, bee not muche unlike unto the infernal torments, that the wicked do feel: Physicke unto an extreme troubled mind (say what they list:) helpeth as little, as to apply a plaister to the breaste, or head, of a dead body, to revocate the spirites of life or soul again. The syckenes of the body must have medicine, the passions of the mind, must have good counsel. What pleasure hath a condemned man in music, or a dead man in phisicke? Nothing at all God knoweth. 0 'howe many men have bene caste awaye by thoughte, and moste for losse of estimacion, and some of other affections of the mind, as inordinate love, or coveting things that they can not gain, or obtaining those things that they can not keep, or ire of men's prosperity or good happy.
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