T. Mandeville, It is interesting to note that Misomedon resorts to the vocabulary of anatomy to enrich his literary commentary. On the relation between disease and metaphor, see Sylvie Kleinman-Lafon, ''Métaphore et maladie de Robert Burton a ` George Cheyne, Bacilles, phobies et contagion: les métaphores de la pathologie, p.364, 1730.

. Mandeville, Treatise (1711), p.71: 'But I hear somebody coming up stairs, my supper I suppose is ready... So it is

T. Mandeville, She told me, that as soon as she could dispatch the two ladies you saw at dinner, she would come up to us, 1711.

T. Mandeville, There are other examples throughout the Treatise, for instance when Misomedon is looking for Baglivi's book on the shelves of his library: 'I have read it almost as soon as it came out; here he stands' (p.38) On p.80, in the middle of a discussion of Van Helmont's work, Misomedon points to a specific passage in the book: 'Here it is, page 52'; and again on p.102, this time about a volume by Purcell: 'But then again, pp.83-31278, 1705.