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Robert Burton

Robert Burton was an English scholar, born in 1577. Entered Brasenose College, Oxford, 1593. Student of Christ Church, 1599; B.D., 1614 and Vicar of St. Thomas's, Oxford, 1616, and rector of Seagrave from 1630 until his death in 1640. Best known for writing The Anatomy of Melancholy.


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"He must eat his meat in sorrow,"
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It is not curiosity alone, but those other crying sins of ours, which pull these several plagues and miseries upon our heads
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ear cometh like sudden desolation, and destruction like a whirlwind, affliction and anguish,"
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