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The English novel is a phenomenon that only took form in the early years of the 18th century, and is generally attributed to Daniel Defoe. Prior to this time, stories were told either in dramatic form on the stage, or … Continue reading
”The book was so popular it went into six editions during Burton’s lifetime, and its gratified author was eager to doff his anonymity after the first. It should have been popular. Although it gave expression to the pains of the people (always a … Continue reading
Melancholy, to Robert Burton, the philosopher of melancholy, could encompass many states of mind; mild regret, peaceful contemplation, bitter grief, the hatching of pleasing visions, jealous torments and dementia: I’ll change my state with any wretch, Thou canst from gaol … Continue reading