The most visible and vocal follower of Jonson in the Restoration was, of course, Thomas Shadwell. Shadwellʹs theory of humours is presented most concisely and clearly in the epilogue toThe Humorists:
A Humor is the Byas of the Mind,
By which with violence ʹtis one way inclinʹd:
It makes our Actions lean on one side still,
And in all Changes that way bends the Will.
The Mighty Prince of Poets, Learned BEN,
Who alone divʹd into the Minds of Men:
Saw all their wanderings, all their follies knew,
And all their vain fantastick passions drew,
In Images so lively...