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  • Being to advise or reprehend any one, consider whether it ought to be in public or private, and presently or at some other time; in what terms to do it; and in reproving show no signs of cholor but do it with all sweetness and mildness.

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  • 48 “Of blacke cholor”: Claudius Galen, Methodus Medendi, with a Brief Declaration of the Worthie Art of Medicine, the Office of a Chirgion, and an Epitome of the Third Booke of Galen, of Naturall Faculties, trans.

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  • “Of blacke cholor bile, without boyling cometh cancer,” Thomas Gale, the English surgeon, wrote of Galen’s theory in the sixteenth century, “and if the humor be sharpe, it maketh ulceration, and for this cause, these tumors are more blacker in color.”

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  • [[“_Non comedas crustam, colorem quia gignit adustam_ ... the Authour in this Text warneth vs, to beware of crusts eating, because they ingender a-dust cholor, or melancholly humours, by reason that they bee burned and dry.

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • “_Non comedas crustam, colorem quia gignit adustam_ ... the Authour in this Text warneth vs, to beware of crusts eating, because they ingender a-dust cholor, or melancholly humours, by reason that they bee burned and dry.

    Early English Meals and Manners

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  • George Washington used it to describe bad temper. I believe it was also used for bile, which caused the bad temper. "45 Being to advise or reprehend any one, consider whether it ought to be in public or in private, and presently or at some other time; in what terms to do it; and in reproving show no signs of cholor but do it with all sweetness and mildness."

    October 3, 2009