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Black bile is considered cold and dry. It is related to the element earth, and the season of Autumn.
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Black bile, one of the [[Four humours]] is considered cold and dry. It is related to the element earth, and the season of Autumn.
  
 
A person whose constitution tended to have a preponderance of black bile had a melancholic disposition, vulnerable to despondency, sleeplessness, and irritability.
 
A person whose constitution tended to have a preponderance of black bile had a melancholic disposition, vulnerable to despondency, sleeplessness, and irritability.
  
 
Melancholy was a fashionable condition of the Renaissance, particularly in Elizabethan England.
 
Melancholy was a fashionable condition of the Renaissance, particularly in Elizabethan England.

Latest revision as of 11:14, 25 August 2008

Black bile, one of the Four humours is considered cold and dry. It is related to the element earth, and the season of Autumn.

A person whose constitution tended to have a preponderance of black bile had a melancholic disposition, vulnerable to despondency, sleeplessness, and irritability.

Melancholy was a fashionable condition of the Renaissance, particularly in Elizabethan England.