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Robert Burton
(1577-1640) born on
Feb 08
English scholar, writer, clergyman. His "Anatomy of Melancholy" was considered a masterpiece of style and valuable index to philosophers of the time.
         
   
F
We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.

R
Idleness is an appendix to nobility.
A
No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.
N
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
K
Diseases . . . crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, rivel them up like old apples, make them as so many Anatomies.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: "Anatomy of Melancholy," pt. 1, sct. 2, memb. 2, subsct. 6, 1621.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
K: The Anatomy of Melancholy," Pt. I, Sect. 2
   


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