Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Sadness or gloom; arising either from the habit of body, or the state of the mind. To remove it, the following remedies may be applied, 1. Early rising. 2. Plain nourishing food. 3. Exercise in the open air. Or if it arises particularly from the mind, 1. Associate with the cheerful. 2. Study the Scriptures. 3. Consider the amiable character of God. 4. Avoid sin. 5. Be much in prayer.
See Burton. Baxter, and Rogers on Melancholy.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Melancholy'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/m/melancholy.html. 1802.