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Published in [Toronto] .
Written in English


  • Burton, Robert, -- 1577-1640

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ContributionsToronto, Ont. University.
The Physical Object
Pagination436 leaves.
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20169076M

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Robert Burton, (born February 8, , Lindley, Leicestershire, England—died Janu , Oxford), English scholar, writer, and Anglican clergyman whose Anatomy of Melancholy is a masterpiece of style and a valuable index to the philosophical and psychological ideas of the time.. Burton was educated at Oxford, elected a student (life fellow) of Christ Church (one of the colleges of the. Imagination in Robert Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy" () and in Renaissance Thought - Linda Schug - Term Paper (Advanced seminar) - English Language and Literature Studies - Literature - Publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay. At one point (ahead of his section on symptoms) Burton cautions melancholics not to read his book, for fear of the contagion of ideas -- just such as he discusses for the melancholic imagination. I see this book called a perpetual delight for its charms of prose and its magpie learning, but it is about the ills of the human condition and, you /5(). Looking for books by Robert Burton? See all books authored by Robert Burton, including The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens, and RSPB Birdfeeder Guide, and more on

Robert Burton $ - $ 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, Philosoph.   Robert Burton: I don't know if I mentioned in this and that On Being Certain or the other book, about [?], a cardiac surgeon of some repute, who did a study of whether or not hands-off massage--I have forgotten the name for it now but it's when you run your hand over the patient's body but don't actually touch them--will improve cardiac surgery.   In this respect, Melancholy, Medicine and Religion in Early Modern England differs from other recent work on Burton, such as Angus Gowland’s excellent book, The Worlds of Renaissance Melancholy: Robert Burton in Context (Cambridge University Press, ) in its starting : Michael Edwards. Books shelved as tim-burton: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton, The Art of Tim Burton by Tim Burton, Tim Burton's The Ni.

  The Amazon Review -bot asked me how this "story" is "narrated." That's a good question. No one really *reads* "The Anatomy of Melancholy" from stem to stern. One jumps in and begins dog paddling, floating, diving, and surfing, because this book is a sum of a life's learning. It is the life of the mind at Oxford in the 's/5(81). English churchman and scholar Robert Burton () was a passionate student of medicine, history, literature, and science — the whole of human knowledge. This witty and eloquent genius devoted most of this life to writing The Anatomy of Melancholy, one of the richest, most inexhaustible books in the English language. Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (/ ˈ b ɜːr t ən /; 19 March – 20 October ) was a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and mater: Trinity College, Oxford. THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY - 9 - MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR. ROBERT BURTON was the son of Ralph Burton, of an ancient and genteel family at Lindley, in Leicestershire, and was born there on the 8th of February, [1] He received the first rudiments of learning at the free school of Sutton Coldfield,File Size: 2MB.