Internet Shakespeare Editions


The sun

"Hot and dry, benevolent, gold."
Choleric (moderate); masculine.

He governeth in man's body the brain, marrow, sinews, the right eye of a man and the left eye of a woman.

He hath rule of all hurts in the mouth, in distillations from the eyes, and in all hot and dry diseases which proceed not of choler, and hath but only one mansion; to wit, Leo.

Children born under the sun

If he be Lord of the nativity he maketh the children born trusty, lofty, wise, just, courteous, religious, and obedient unto their parents; of person corpulent, their hair inclined to yellow, tall, large limbed, doing all things with a grace; and if this planet be well placed, he causeth long life. This planet giveth denomination to Sunday.