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Women, Passion, and Lack of Self-Control
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0508  Wednesday, 14 October 2009

From:       Unhae Langis <
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Date:       Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 14:47:04 -0700
Subject:    Women, Passion, and Lack of Self-Control

Hi, All,

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!

Unhae Langis

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