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.