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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
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References in classic literature ?
When Every Man in His Humour was acted, Shakespeare took a part in it.
But though the quarrel was, in all appearance, perfectly reconciled, the good humour which had been interrupted by it, was by no means restored.
Strickland was in a good humour, and when Dirk Stroeve came up and sat down with us he attacked him with ferocious banter.