The anatomy of melancholy: what it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostics, ... In three partitions. ... By Democritus junior. With a satyricall preface ... The ninth edition, corrected; to which is now first prefixed, an account of the author. ...

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printed by J. Cundee, for Vernor and Hood; J. Cuthell; J. Sewell; J. Walker [and 3 others], 1800
 

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The book is immensely dense heavy even for its size and takes up a considerable amount of space on my very small college bookshelf but Im so thrilled to have it. Its not light reading by any means but ... Читати огляд повністю

Review: The Anatomy of Melancholy

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This was adapted for radio (Radio 4) in England. 2007. These are some details behind that: It is a huuuge book! The radio commissioner would only allow 1 hour for the adaptation. The director had the ... Читати огляд повністю

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Сторінка 60 - Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil ; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness ; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Сторінка 6 - Howsoever, it is a kind of policy in these days, to prefix a phantastical title to a book which is to be sold ; for, as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing like silly passengers at an antic picture in a painter's shop, that will not look at a judicious piece.
Сторінка xi - WHEN I go musing all alone, Thinking of divers things foreknown ; When I build castles in the air, Void of sorrow, and void of fear, Pleasing myself with phantasms sweet ; Methinks, the time runs very fleet ! All my joys to this, are folly ; Nought so sweet as Melancholy...
Сторінка xvi - I have heard some of the ancients of Christ-church often say, that his company was very merry, facete, and juvenile ; and no man in his time did surpass him for his ready and dextrous interlarding his common discourses among them with verses from the poets, or sentences from classic authors; which being then all the fashion in the university, made his company the more acceptable.
Сторінка 418 - I no sooner (saith he) come into the library, but I bolt the door to me, excluding lust, ambition, avarice, and all such vices, whose nurse is Idleness, the mother of Ignorance, and Melancholy herself, and in the very lap of eternity, amongst so many divine souls, I take my seat with so lofty a spirit and sweet content, that I pity all our great ones, and rich men that know not this happiness.
Сторінка 417 - King James, 1605, when he came to see our University of Oxford, and amongst other edifices now went to view that famous library, renewed by Sir Thomas Bodley, in imitation of Alexander, at his departure brake out into that noble speech, If...
Сторінка xi - In a dark grove, or irksome den, With discontents and furies, then A thousand miseries at once Mine heavy heart and soul ensconce. All my griefs to this are jolly, None so sour as melancholy.
Сторінка 5 - I hear new news every day, and those ordinary rumours of war, plagues, fires, inundations, thefts, murders, massacres, meteors, comets, spectrums, prodigies, apparitions, of towns taken, cities besieged in France, Germany, Turkey, Persia, Poland, &c., daily musters and preparations, and such like, which these tempestuous times afford, battles fought, so many men slain, monomachies, shipwrecks, piracies and sea-fights; peace, leagues, stratagems, and fresh alarms.
Сторінка 91 - if any were visited with the falling sickness, madness, gout, leprosy, or any such dangerous disease, which was likely to be propagated from the father to the son, he was instantly gelded: a woman kept from all company of men; and if by chance, having some such disease, she were found to be with child, she with her brood were buried alive": and this was done for the common good, lest the whole nation should be injured or corrupted.
Сторінка 3 - I have continued (having the use of as good libraries as ever he had) a scholar, and would be therefore loth, either by living as a drone, to be an unprofitable or unworthy member of so learned and noble a society, or to write that which should be any way dishonourable to such a royal and ample foundation.

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