Every Man in His Humour

by

Ben Jonson

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Every Man in His Humour Terms

Cuckold

If a man is cuckolded, it means that his wife has had an illicit affair. The term originally alluded to the cuckoo bird, which had a habit of laying its eggs in other birds’ nests. read analysis of Cuckold

Humours

The four humours refers to an ancient medical theory that the human body depended on a balance between blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile. An excess of these produced a defect often manifested as… read analysis of Humours