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Robert Burton

The Anatomy of Melancholy

One of the richest, most inexhaustible books in the English language,The Anatomy of Melancholy is an elaborately systematized medical treatise dealing with various morbid mental states — their causes, symptoms, and cures — as well as a compendium of memorable utterances on the human condition in general, compiled from classical, scholastic, and contemporary sources.
2,101 printed pages
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    ear cometh like sudden desolation, and destruction like a whirlwind, affliction and anguish,"
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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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    "He must eat his meat in sorrow,"

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