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ROBERT BURTON
English writer, philosopher and humorist
(1576 - 1640)
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Isocrates adviseth Demonicus, when he came to a strange city, to worship by all means the gods of the place.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec,. IV, memb. 1, subsec. 5)
        [Worship]

And this is that Homer's golden chain, which reacheth down from heaven to earth, by which every creature is annexed, and depends on his Creator.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. 1, memb. 1, subsec. 7)
        [Love]

The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. 2)
        [Love]

No cord or cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. 2, memb. 1, subsec. 2)
        [Love]

Out of too much learning become mad.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. 4, memb. 1, subsec. 2)
        [Learning]

The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. 4, memb. 1, subsec. 2)
        [Obedience]

Every schoolboy hath that famous testament of Grunnius Corocotta Porcellus at his fingers' ends.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. I, mem. I, 1) [Education]

Birds of a feather will gather together.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. I, memb. 1, subsect. 2)
        [Birds]

Hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. I, memb. 3) [Proverbs]

Every man for himself, his own ends, the devil for all.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. I, memb. III) [Devil]

Marriage and hanging go by destiny; matches are made in heaven.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. II, mem. 5, subs. 5)
        [Matrimony]

He is only fantastical that is not in fashion.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. II, memb. 2, subsect. 3)
        [Fashion]

England is a paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. III, memb. 1, subsect. 2)
        [England]

As clear and as manifest as the nose in a man's face.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. III, memb. 4, subsec. I)
        [Face : Noses : Proverbial Phrases]

The miller sees not all the water that goes by his mill.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. III, memb. 4, subsect. 1)
        [Water]

Where God hath a temple, the devil will have a chapel.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. IV, memb. 1, subsec. 1)
        [Churches]

For "ignorance is the mother of devotion," as all the world knows.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. IV, memb. 1, subsect. 2)
        [Ignorance]

If the world will be gulled, let it be gulled.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. IV, memb. 1, subsect. 2)
        [Deceit]

The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sec. IV, memb. I, subsect. III)
        [Devil]

He that will not when he may,
  When he will he shall have nay.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sect. 2, mem. 5, subs. 5),
        quoted [Choice : Opportunity : Will]

Going as if he trod upon eggs.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 3) [Proverbs]

For I light my candle from their torches.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 5, subsec. 1)
        [Light]

Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy
         (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 6, subsect. 5)
        [Childhood]

Call a spade a spade.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritis Junior to the Reader
         (p. 11) [Names]

Hannibal, as he had mighty virtues, so head he many vices; . . . he had two distinct persons in him.
      - Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader
        [Character]


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