A Bit of Advice
Mental Illness, Medical Treatment
Advises that otherwise unexplained melancholy is due to 'some physical weakness' which should be rectified. 'The blood of a melancholy man is thick and slow' and he should therefore put his blood in motion by exercise, drinking wine, and other 'excitements'.
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