THE SYNOPSIS OF THE THIRD PARTITION

THE SYNOPSIS OF THE THIRD PARTITION

Love and love melancholy, Memb. 1 Sect. 1. 
   * Preface or Introduction. Subsect. 1. 
   * Love's definition, pedigree, object, fair, amiable, gracious,
     and pleasant, from which comes beauty, grace, which all
     desire and love, parts affected. 
   * Division or kinds, Subs. 2. 
      * Natural, in things without life, as love and hatred of
        elements; and with life, as vegetable, vine and elm,
        sympathy, antipathy, &c. 
      * Sensible, as of beasts, for pleasure, preservation of
        kind, mutual agreement, custom, bringing up together, &c. 
      * or Rational 
         * Simple, which hath three objects as M. 2. 
            * Profitable, Subs. 1. 
               * Health, wealth, honour, we love our benefactors:
                 nothing so amiable as profit, or that which hath
                 a show of commodity. 
            * Pleasant, Subs. 2. 
               * Things without life, made by art, pictures,
                 sports, games, sensible objects, as hawks,
                 hounds, horses; Or men themselves for similitude
                 of manners, natural affection, as to friends,
                 children, kinsmen, &c., for glory such as
                 commend us. 
               * Of women, as 
                  * Before marriage, as Heroical Mel. Sect. 2.
                    vide A.
                  * Or after marriage, as Jealousy, Sect. 3. vide B.
            * Honest, Subs. 3. 
               * Fucate in show, by some error or hypocrisy; some
                 seem and are not; or truly for virtue, honesty,
                 good parts, learning, eloquence, &c. 
         * or Mixed of all three, which extends to M. 3. 
            * Common good, our neighbour, country, friends, which 
              is charity; the defect of which is cause of much 
              discontent and melancholy. 
            * or God, Sect. 4. 
               * In excess, vide C.
               * In defect, vide D.
A. Heroical or Love-Melancholy, in which consider, 
   * Memb. 1. His pedigree, power, extent to vegetables and
     sensible creatures, as well as men, to spirits, devils, &c. 
   * His name, definition, object, part affected, tyranny. Subs. 2. 
      * Causes, Memb. 2. 
      * Stars, temperature, full diet, place, country, clime,
        condition, idleness, S. 1. 
      * Natural allurements, and causes of love, as beauty, its
        praise, how it allureth. 
      * Comeliness, grace, resulting from the whole or some parts,
        as face, eyes, hair, hands, &c. Subs. 2. 
      * Artificial allurements, and provocations of lust and love,
        gestures, apparel, dowry, money, &c. 
      * Quest. Whether beauty owe more to Art or Nature? Subs. 3. 
      * Opportunity of time and place, conference, discourse,
        music, singing, dancing, amorous tales, lascivious
        objects,  familiarity, gifts, promises, &c. Subs. 4. 
      * Bawds and Philters, Subs. 5. 
   * Symptoms or signs, Memb. 3. 
      * Of body 
         * Dryness, paleness, leanness, waking, sighing, &c. 
         * Quest. An detur pulsus amatorius? 
      * or Of mind. 
         * Bad, as 
            * Fear, sorrow, suspicion, anxiety, &c. 
            * A hell, torment, fire, blindness, &c. 
            * Dotage, slavery, neglect of business. 
      * or Good, as 
            * Spruceness, neatness, courage, aptness to learn
              music, singing, dancing, poetry, &c. 
   * Prognostics; despair, madness, frenzy, death, Memb. 4. 
   * Cures, Memb. 5. 
      * By labour, diet, physic, abstinence, Subs. 1. 
      * To withstand the beginnings, avoid occasions, fair and
        foul means, change of place, contrary passion, witty
        inventions, discommend the former, bring in another, Subs. 2.
      * By good counsel, persuasion, from future miseries,
        inconveniences, &c. S. 3. 
      * By philters, magical, and poetical cures, Subs. 4.
      * To let them have their desire disputed pro and con.
        Impediments removed, reasons for it. Subs. 5. 
B. Jealousy, Sect. 3. 
   * His name, definition, extent, power, tyranny, Memb. 1. 
   * Division, Equivocations, kinds, Subs. 1. 
      * Improper 
         * To many beasts; as swans, cocks, bulls. 
         * To kings and princes, of their subjects, successors. 
         * To friends, parents, tutors over their children, or
            otherwise. 
      * or Proper 
         * Before marriage, corrivals, &c. 
         * After, as in this place our present subject. 
      * Causes, Subs. 2. 
         * In the parties themselves, 
            * Idleness, impotency in one party, melancholy, long
              absence. 
             * They have been naught themselves. Hard usage,
               unkindness, wantonness, inequality of years,
               persons, fortunes, &c. 
         * or from others. 
            * Outward enticements and provocations of others. 
   * Symptoms, Memb. 2. 
      * Fear, sorrow, suspicion, anguish of mind, strange actions,
        gestures, looks, speeches, locking up, outrages, severe 
        laws, prodigious trials, &c. 
   * Prognostics, Memb. 3. 
         * Despair, madness, to make away themselves, and others. 
   * Cures, Memb. 4. 
      * By avoiding occasions, always busy, never to be idle. 
      * By good counsel, advice of friends, to contemn or
        dissemble it. Subs. 1. 
      * By prevention before marriage. Plato's communion. 
      * To marry such as are equal in years, birth, fortunes,
        beauty, of like conditions, &c. 
      * Of a good family, good education. To use them well. Subs. 2.
   
C. Religious Melancholy, Sect. 4. 
   * In excess of such as do that which is not required. Memb. 1. 
      * A proof that there is such a species of melancholy, name,
        object God, what his beauty is, how it allureth, part and
        parties affected, superstitious, idolaters, prophets, heretics, &c. Subs. 1. 
      * Causes, Subs. 2. 
         * From others 
            * The devil's allurements, false miracles, priests for
           their gain. Politicians to keep men in obedience, bad
           instructors, blind guides. 
         * or from themselves. 
            * Simplicity, fear, ignorance, solitariness,
              melancholy, curiosity, pride, vainglory, decayed
              image of God. 
      * Symptoms, Subs. 3. 
         * General 
         * Zeal without knowledge, obstinacy, superstition,
           strange devotion, stupidity, confidence, stiff defence
           of their tenets, mutual love and hate of other sects,
           belief of incredibilities, impossibilities.
         * or Particular. 
            * Of heretics, pride, contumacy, contempt of others,
              wilfulness, vainglory, singularity, prodigious
              paradoxes. 
            * In superstitious blind zeal, obedience, strange works,
              fasting, sacrifices, oblations, prayers, vows,
              pseudomartyrdom, mad and ridiculous customs, ceremonies,
              observations. 
            * In pseudoprophets, visions, revelations, dreams,
              prophecies, new doctrines, &c., of Jews, Gentiles,
              Mahometans, &c. 
      * Prognostics, Subs. 4. 
         * New doctrines, paradoxes, blasphemies, madness,
            stupidity, despair, damnation. 
      * Cures, Subs. 5. 
         * By physic, if need be, conference, good counsel,
           persuasion, compulsion, correction, punishment.
           Quaeritur an cogi debent? Affir. 
   * In defect, as Memb. 2. 
      * Secure, void of grace and fears. 
      * Epicures, atheists, magicians, hypocrites, such as have
        cauterised consciences, or else are in a reprobate sense,
        worldly-secure, some philosophers, impenitent sinners,
        Subs. 1. 
   * or Distrustful, or too timorous, as desperate. In despair 
     consider, 
      * Causes, Subs. 2. 
         * The devil and his allurements, rigid preachers, that
           wound their consciences, melancholy, contemplation,
           solitariness. 
         * How melancholy and despair differ. Distrust, weakness
           of faith. Guilty conscience for offence committed,
           misunderstanding, &c. 
      * Symptoms, Subs. 3. 
         * Fear, sorrow, anguish of mind, extreme tortures and
           horror of conscience, fearful dreams, conceits,
           visions, &c. 
      * Prognostics; Blasphemy, violent death, Subs. 4. 
      * Cures, Subs. 5. 
         * Physic, as occasion serves, conference, not to be idle
           or alone. Good counsel, good company, all comforts and
           contents, &c. Subs. 6.

 

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