The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0508 Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Date: Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 14:47:04 -0700
Subject: Women, Passion, and Lack of Self-Control
I would like to solicit your help for an article that I need to revise.
Here is the excerpt that needs revision:
Because women were considered less capable of exercising self-control
because through their "loose, soft and tender" flesh, they were
humorally "subject to all passions and perturbations" (274, 273) in the
words of the Dutch physician, Levinus Lemnius (1658).
Can anyone direct me to an early modern source that presents this same
idea but from the late 1500s/early 1600s rather than mid-1600s?
Thanks a bunch!
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