The anatomy of melancholy

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الصفحة 12 - Stella, a dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself; I may likely add, alter, and see farther than my predecessors.
الصفحة 64 - Olaus Magnus adds, leave that green circle, which we commonly find in plain fields, which others hold to proceed from a meteor falling, or some accidental rankness of the ground, so nature sports herself; they are sometimes seen by old women and children.
الصفحة xvi - Wood's character of him is, that " he was an exact mathematician, a curious calculator of nativities, a general read scholar, a thorough-paced philologist, and one that understood the surveying of lands well. As he was by many accounted a severe student, a devourer of authors, a melancholy and humorous person ; so by others, who knew him well, a person of great honesty, plain dealing and charity.
الصفحة 331 - The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth ; and he that is wise will not abhor them.
الصفحة 417 - If I were not a king, I would be a university man ; * " and if it were so that I must be a prisoner, if I might have my wish, I would desire to have no other prison than that library, and to be chained together with so many good authors et mortuis magistris.
الصفحة 18 - So that as a river runs sometimes precipitate and swift, then dull and slow ; now direct, then per ambages ; now deep, then shallow ; now muddy, then clear ; now broad, then narrow ; doth my style flow : now serious, then light ; now comical, then satirical ; now more elaborate, then remiss, as the present subject required, or as at that time I was affected.
الصفحة 8 - If that severe doom of Synesius be true — ' it is a greater offence to steal dead men's labours than their clothes,' — what shall become of most writers ?" BURTON'S Anatomy of Melancholy.
الصفحة 5 - I rub on privus privatus ;' as I have still lived, so I now continue, statu quo prius, left to a solitary life, and mine own domestick discontents : saving that sometimes, ne quid mentiar? as Diogenes went into the city, and Democritus to the haven, to see fashions, I did for my recreation now and then walk abroad, look into the world, and could not choose but make some little observation, non tarn sagax observator ac simplex recitator? not as they did to scoff or laugh at all, but with a mixed passion.
الصفحة xi - Such thoughts may still my fancy move, So may I ever be in love. All my joys to this are folly, Naught so sweet as melancholy. When I recount love's many frights, My sighs and tears, my waking nights, My jealous fits; O mine hard fate 1 now repent, but 'tis too late.
الصفحة xvii - being exact, several of the students did not forbear to whisper among themselves, that rather than there should be a mistake in the calculation, he sent up his soul to heaven through a slip about his neck.

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