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, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up, Volume 1

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Longman, Rees, 1837 - Melancholy

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Page 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!
Page 248 - A most incomparable delight it is so to melancholize, and build castles in the air; to go smiling to themselves, acting an infinite variety of parts, which they suppose, and strongly imagine they represent, or that they see acted or done. Blanda, quidem ab initio, saith Lemnius, to conceive and meditate of such pleasant things sometimes, present, past, or to come, as Rhasis speaks.
Page 465 - Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden, and I will ease you,
Page 4 - I have little, I want nothing : all my treasure is in Minerva's tower. Greater preferment as I could never get, so am I not in debt for it. I have a competency (laus Deo) from my noble and munificent patrons.
Page 6 - I may sympathize with him or them, 'tis for no such respect I shroud myself under his name ; but either in an unknown habit to assume a little more liberty and freedom of speech...
Page 301 - Borne immortal far beyond the lofty stars', the poet shall live in everlasting fame: lamque opus exegi, quod nee lovis ira nee ignis nee poterit ferrum nee edax abolere vetustas. cum volet, ilia dies, quae nil nisi corporis huius ius habet, incerti spatium mihi finiat aevi: parte tamen meliore mei super alta perennis astra ferar, nomenque erit indelebile nostrum, quaque patet domitis Romana potentia terris, ore legar populi, perque omnia saecula fama, siquid habent veri vatum praesagia, vivam.
Page xxii - Let him take a course of chymistry, or a course of rope-dancing, or a course of any thing to which he is inclined at the time. Let him contrive to have as many retreats for his mind as he can, as many things to which it can fly from itself. Burton's 'Anatomy of Melancholy' is a valuable work. It is, perhaps, overloaded with quotation. But there is great spirit and great power in what Burton says, when he writes from his own mind.
Page 2 - Democritus, to get themselves credit, and by that means the more to be respected as artificers usually do, noco qui marmori ascribunt Praxitelem suo.
Page 16 - I must apologize, deprecari, and upon better advice give the friendly reader notice : it was not mine intent to prostitute my muse in English, or to divulge secreta Minerva, but to have exposed this more contract in Latin, if I could have got it printed. Any scurrile pamphlet is welcome to our mercenary stationers in English ; they print all, cuduntque libellos In quorum foliis vix simia nuda cacaret: But in Latin they will not deal...
Page 461 - They went astray in the wilderness out of the way : and found no city to dwell in ; 5 Hungry and thirsty : their soul fainted in them.

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