[Reading] ➭ The Anatomy of Melancholy ➵ Robert Burton – Anguillais.us

The Anatomy of Melancholy One Of The Major Documents Of Modern European Civilization, Robert Burton S Astounding Compendium, A Survey Of Melancholy In All Its Myriad Forms, Has Invited Nothing But Superlatives Since Its Publication In The Seventeenth Century Lewellyn Powys Called It The Greatest Work Of Prose Of The Greatest Period Of English Prose Writing, While The Celebrated Surgeon William Osler Declared It The Greatest Of Medical Treatises And Dr Johnson, Boswell Reports, Said It Was The Only Book That He Rose Early In The Morning To Read With Pleasure In This Surprisingly Compact And Elegant New Edition, Burton S Spectacular Verbal Labyrinth Is Sure To Delight, Instruct, And Divert Today S Readers As Much As It Has Those Of The Past Four Centuries.

[Reading] ➭ The Anatomy of Melancholy  ➵ Robert  Burton – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 1424 pages
  • The Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Robert Burton
  • English
  • 23 September 2019
  • 0940322668

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➭ The Anatomy of Melancholy ➵ Robert Burton – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Unius tatis sunt qu fortiter fiunt, qu vero pro utilitate Reipub scribuntur, terna or a soldier s work lasts for an age, a scholar s for ever. Vigetius, quoted in Burton, Anatomy of MelancholyI was given this book five years ago by my best friend college roomate for my birthday He gave me a beautiful John C Nimmo, 1886 edition with Morocco spine labels The books were beautiful Keith is a helluva friend It took me almost a year, however, to start reading the books In May of 2013 I bo Unius tatis sunt qu fortiter fiunt, qu vero pro utilitate Reipub scribuntur, terna or a soldier s work lasts for an age, a scholar s for ever. Vigetius, quoted in Burton, Anatomy of MelancholyI was given this book five years ago by my best friend college roomate for my birthday He gave me a beautiful John C Nimmo, 1886 edition with Morocco spine labels The books were beautiful Keith is a helluva friend It took me almost a year, however, to start reading the books In May of 2013 I bought a NYRB edition a paperback with 1392 pages, weighing 42.7 oz to ACTUALLY read Those who know my know I do this quite often I find myself in possession of a book I want to read, but it is too beautiful, too old, too tight, too expensive to actually read, so I buy ANOTH...


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    The Anatomy of Melancholy, What It Is, With All The Kinds, Causes, Symptoms, Prognostics, And Several Cures Of It.In Three Partitions.With Their Several Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medically, Historically Opened And Cut Up.By Democritus Junior.With a Satirical Preface, Conducing To The Following Discourse.A New Edition, Corrected, And Enriched By Translations Of The Numerous Classical Extracts.By Democritus Minor To Which Is Prefixed An Account Of The Author.___________ The Anatomy of Melancholy, What It Is, With All The Kinds, Causes, Symptoms, Prognostics, And Several Cures Of It.In Three Partitions.With Their Several Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medically, Historically Opened And Cut Up.By Democritus Junior.With a Satirical Preface, Conducing To The Following Discourse.A New Edition, Corrected, And Enriched By Translations Of The Numerous Classical Extracts.By Democritus Minor To Which Is Prefixed An Account Of The Author._____________Readers of Burton s The Anatomy of Melancholy will know who they are.They ar...


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    While Nathan N.R is in Bermuda sluicing sand out of his thong remember, he s over twenty five stone and has seven buttocks , let s talk sensibly about this book, but mostly, about English pre 1800s Reading any English novel of the 1700s or earlier is extremely unpleasurable The language is sufficiently, infuriatingly different to our present day English, or even 19thC English, forcing the reader to re learn an old style used by our forefathers Verily, words order are, often truly commingl While Nathan N.R is in Bermuda sluicing sand out of his thong remember, he s over twenty five stone and has se...


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    As Nathan Nautical Rigging Gaddis would say, the check is in the mail Variations I considered Nauseating Rigormortis Necromaniacal Reprobate Nifty Ratcatcher Nearly Rabelais Nice Rebound Nasty Ricecake Normal, Reasonable Natal Reading NAFTA Reformer Nested Russian doll Naissant Rabbi Narcoleptic Raccoon Nectariferous Riodinidae Nemoral Rabbit Nephroidal Ragamuffin Nominative Rhotic Noumenal Reality Nuciform Rostrum Nubiform Retina Neuropathic Recluse Nude Rugbier Necrotic Rosicrucian Neb As Nathan Nautical Rigging Gaddis would say, the check is in the mail Variations I considered Nauseating Rigormortis Necromaniacal Reprobate Nifty Ratcatcher Nearly Rabelais Nice Rebound Nasty Ricecake Normal, Reasonable Natal Reading NAFTA Reformer Nested Russian doll Naissant Rabbi Narcoleptic Ra...


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    Reality should be snared, at least where it is convenient Burton demanded browsers and I obliged I did not read this book sequentially Nor was any effort made to complete this book cover to cover It was read in a flourish of skips...


  6. says:

    The days are long I live in the tropics, in a city with a reputation for unparallelled liveliness Bangkok does marathon clubbing nights, casual sex, performance art, political rallies, and obsessive Instagramming, not 1500 page tomes on melancholy.I sit on the terrace with my coffee and my Robert Burton and I feel less alone, I feel less alone with my introversion, knowing that there s someone else with a gargoyle perched on their shoulder who thought he could write his way out of it.The name The days are long I live in the tropics, in a city with a reputation for unparallelled liveliness Bangkok does marathon clubbing nights, casual sex, performance art, political rallies, and obsessive Instagramming, not 1500 page tomes on melancholy.I sit on the terrace with my coffee and my Robert Burton and I feel less alone, I feel less alone with my introversion, knowing that there s someone else with a gargoyle perched on their shoulder who thought he could write his way out of it.The name anatomy is telling Burton thought he was writing a medical text Which is why he spent 200 pages prescribing milk vetch and ground up lapis lazuli and what have you.The only thing I know how to compare the Anatomy to is David Foster Wallace s The Pale King It s not so much a book as a catalog of depressions, with all that implie...


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    TAKE THE 4 HUMOURS PERSONALITY QUIZ Back before the practitioners of the Scientific Method spread all their lies, human medicine was based onsound and simple principles In the olden days, when they weren t being obscured by deceitful conspirators, the Four Humours were known to be the vital fluids sustaining our life functions All human maladies could be traced to an imbalance in these internal liquids, except for obvious stuff like a broken leg or getting hit by lightning, which anyon TAKE THE 4 HUMOURS PERSONALITY QUIZ Back before the practitioners of the Scientific Method spread all their lies, human medicine was based onsound and...


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    The long and winding road or there and back again or Ode to Melancholy or Slips soft and curling.notes of music windlike silk caresses through my mindand eyes see far flung placesmelted and meshed with faraway facesagain with inspiration bornof the breathless sigh that escapes my lips Melancholy I have come to know so well your enslaving blisshow you enchant my senses so that I existonly in the moment whenvivid dreams spun in timid hopeevaporate as mist like motesabove the drowning watersof t The long and winding road or there and back again or Ode to Melancholy or Slips soft and curling.notes of music windlike silk caresses through my mindand eyes see far flung placesmelted and...


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    It is fully as its learned reviewers and commentators claim one of the great documents of human civilization I didn t expect it to be as wonderful a reading experience as it is usually any book this dense turns out to be a slog Like Montaigne or Browne But I m now convinced, this is one of the most awesome intellectual experiences you can enjoy via a book Its a carnival ride This is now one of my all time favorite books and certainly the best possible example of thewhat book is best f It is fully as its learned reviewers and commentators claim one of the great documents of human civilization I didn t expect it to be as wonderful a reading experience as it is usually any book this dense turns out to be a slog Like Montaigne or Browne But I m now convinced, this is one of the most awesome intellectual experiences you can enjoy via a book Its a carnival ride This is now one of my all time favorite books and certainly the best possible example of thewhat book is best for being marooned on a deserted islandvariety.If you re looking for a way to become familiar with western history, this is one of the most efficient means, and although you may doubt it at first, when you see how thick and heavy this thing is it is a lotfun than reading a formal, academic history textboo...


  10. says:

    The Struggle of Logic Against DepressionI have finally finished a careful reading of Robert Burton s Anatomy of Melancholy, along with a wonderful book by Ruth Fox, The Tangled Chain The Structure of Disorder in the Anatomy of Melancholy This is part of my ongoing project to read maximalist fiction really, to read the long...

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