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The body fluids which were once thought to govern health and mood. The so-called ‘Cardinal Humours’, Blood, phlegm, choler, and melancholy were associated, respectively, with the colours red, green, yellow, black
References in classic literature ?
When Every Man in His Humour was acted, Shakespeare took a part in it.
If she had any sense of humour, it must amuse her that he should place her on a pedestal and worship her with such an honest idolatry, but even while she laughed she must have been pleased and touched.
Do not put itself out of humour,' said Mr Mantalini, breaking an egg.