The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton V.3

919 0 0

THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY

BY

Thomas Burton ("Democritus junior")

PART 3

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

commend us.

* Of women, as

* Before marriage, as Heroical Mel. Sect. 2.

vide A.

* 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

The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton V.3Read this story for FREE!