Bdelygmia, in latine Abominatio, and Fastidium, is a forme of speech which the speaker useth to signifie how much he hateth and abhorreth some person, word, deed, or thing, and it is used commonly in a short forme, and in few words. Against a person thus: Out upon him wretch. Against an odious word thus: Peace for shame. Against an odious deed, thus: Fie upon it. Against an odious thing, thus: Away with it, I love not to heare of it, I abhorre it: Avoyd Sathan, Mat.4.
Sometime with mo words, thus: No more for shame, bury it in silence, whose eyes can looke upon it, and not loath it, or whose eares can heare it, and not abhore it?
The use of this figure.
To make odius. Not against good things.
The use hereof, tendeth onely to make things as odious to the hearer, as they are to the speaker, or at the least to signifie how odious they are, and what hatred they deserve. And the Caution hereof, tendeth to warne that it be not used either against things worthie of love, or things indifferent.