THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY
Thomas Burton ("Democritus junior")
LOVE-MELANCHOLY AND RELIGIOUS MELANCHOLY
THE THIRD PARTITION
THE SYNOPSIS OF THE THIRD PARTITION
Love and love melancholy, Memb. 1 Sect. 1.
* Preface or Introduction. Subsect. 1.
* Love's definition, pedigree, object, fair, amiable, gracious,
and pleasant, from which comes beauty, grace, which all
desire and love, parts affected.
* Division or kinds, Subs. 2.
* Natural, in things without life, as love and hatred of
elements; and with life, as vegetable, vine and elm,
sympathy, antipathy, &c.
* Sensible, as of beasts, for pleasure, preservation of
kind, mutual agreement, custom, bringing up together, &c.
* or Rational
* Simple, which hath three objects as M. 2.
* Profitable, Subs. 1.
* Health, wealth, honour, we love our benefactors:
nothing so amiable as profit, or that which hath
a show of commodity.
* Pleasant, Subs. 2.
* Things without life, made by art, pictures,
sports, games, sensible objects, as hawks,
hounds, horses; Or men themselves for similitude
of manners, natural affection, as to friends,
children, kinsmen, &c., for glory such as
* Of women, as
* Before marriage, as Heroical Mel. Sect. 2.
* Or after marriage, as Jealousy, Sect. 3. vide B.
* Honest, Subs. 3.
* Fucate in show, by some error or hypocrisy; some
seem and are not; or truly for virtue, honesty,
good parts, learning, eloquence, &c.
* or Mixed of all three, which extends to M. 3.
* Common good, our neighbour, country, friends, which
is charity; the defect of which is cause of much
discontent and melancholy.
* or God, Sect. 4.
* In excess, vide C.
* In defect, vide D.
A. Heroical or Love-Melancholy, in which consider,
* Memb. 1. His pedigree, power, extent to vegetables and