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(24) Such an incision was a recognized treatment for diseases of the hip joint, caused by a flux of peccant matter by the same route.
I have to take issue here with Zysk's translation of dosa from the canonical passages (and from Caraka) as "'peccant' humors."(41) Not only is the expression "humor" misleading, as I pointed out earlier, but the qualification "peccant" surreptitiously affirms the negative aspect required by the context.
"Offenders and offences in a commonwealth, they are (as it were) the peccant and noxious humors and diseases in that body.
Which from this side and that, peccant humours shall let off
One reason for this falling-off is no doubt that the same fate overtakes the novel because, I suspect, Margaret Mitchell no more knew what to do with her peccant heroine than Thackeray knew what to do with Becky Sharp; and she could only end Scarlett's story in the convention of the True Romance heroine who meets a Sad Fate.
As his peccant qualities disappear, he can ascend by gradual stages, first to the air, then to the heavens, then to a place beyond the heavens (ii.11.6), until the final state in which his blessedness is immutable and God is all in all (iii.6.3, 9, etc.).
[44] alter locus erat cautionis, ne benignitas maior esset quam facultates, quod qui benigniores volunt esse quam res patitur primum in eo peccant, quod iniuriosi sunt in proximos ...