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Robert Burton and 'the Anatomy of Melancholy.'

@article{Carter1954RobertBA,
  title={Robert Burton and 'the Anatomy of Melancholy.'},
  author={H. S. Carter},
  journal={Glasgow Medical Journal},
  year={1954},
  volume={35},
  pages={202 - 212}
}
  • H. S. Carter
  • Published 1954
  • Medicine
  • Glasgow Medical Journal
  • learning, an inexhaustible quarry of quotations, a rambling, often irrelevant, irregularly systematised commentary on the human comedy, always excessive and overspilling. The author seems largely detached, yet he is introspective and reveals a temperament and considers a disease. It is the life work of a melancholy philosopher who in spite of his depression found cheerfulness and waggery constantly breaking through. Burton wrote it, so he says, to beguile his melancholy, ease his mind and help… CONTINUE READING

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