The anatomy of melancholy, by Democritus iunior

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Seite 10 - 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.
Seite 1 - I hear new news every day, and those ordinary rumours of war, plagues, fires, inundations, thefts, murders, massacres, meteors, comets, spectrums, prodigies, apparitions, of towns taken, cities besieged in France, Germany, Turkey, Persia, Poland...
Seite 87 - Wierus tells a story of such a one at Padua, 1541, that would not believe to the contrary, but that he was a wolf.
Seite 5 - As a good housewife out of divers fleeces weaves one piece of cloth, a bee gathers wax and honey out of many flowers, and makes a new bundle of all...
Seite 3 - I aimed at, vel ut lenirem animum scribendo, to ease my mind by writing, for I had gravidum cor, fxdum capuf, a kind of imposthume in my head, which I was very desirous to be unladen of, and could imagine no fitter evacuation than this.
Seite 9 - Nicholas Car, in his Oration of the paucity of English writers, gives, that so many flourishing wits are smothered in oblivion, lye dead and buried, in this our nation.
Seite 13 - Or else I can excuse my studies with 2 Lessius the Jesuit in like case. It is a disease of the soul on which 1 am to treat, and as much appertaining to a divine as to a physician, and who knows not what an agreement there is betwixt these two professions...
Seite 2 - Thus I daily hear, and such like, both private and public news. Amidst the gallantry and misery of the world...

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