The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior

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1838
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Side 10 - So that as a river runs sometimes precipitate and swift, then dull and slow; now direct, then per ambages; now deep, then shallow; now muddy, then clear; now broad, then narrow; doth my style flow: now serious, then light; now comical, then satirical; now more elaborate, then remiss, as the present subject required, or as at that time I was affected.
Side 1 - 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...
Side iv - 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...
Side 87 - Wierus tells a story of such a one at Padua, 1541, that would not believe to the contrary, but that he was a wolf.
Side viii - Thrace, and was sent for thither to be their law-maker, recorder, or town-clerk, as some will ; or as others, he was there bred and born. Howsoever it was, there he lived at last in a garden in the suburbs, wholly betaking himself to his studies and a private life, " saving that sometimes he would walk down to the haven, v and laugh heartily at such variety of ridiculous objects, which there he saw.
Side 5 - As a good housewife out of divers fleeces weaves one piece of cloth, a bee gathers wax and honey out of many flowers, and makes a new bundle of all...
Side 3 - I aimed at, vel ut lenirem animum scribendo, to ease my mind by writing, for I had gravidum cor, fxdum capuf, a kind of imposthume in my head, which I was very desirous to be unladen of, and could imagine no fitter evacuation than this.
Side 9 - Nicholas Car, in his Oration of the paucity of English writers, gives, that so many flourishing wits are smothered in oblivion, lye dead and buried, in this our nation.
Side 13 - Or else I can excuse my studies with 2 Lessius the Jesuit in like case. It is a disease of the soul on which 1 am to treat, and as much appertaining to a divine as to a physician, and who knows not what an agreement there is betwixt these two professions...
Side 2 - Thus I daily hear, and such like, both private and public news. Amidst the gallantry and misery of the world...

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