The Anatomy of Melancholy, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Parrhasius, a painter of Athens, amongst those Glyn thian captives Philip of Macedon brought home to sell, bought one very old man and when he had him at Athens, put him to extreme torture and torment, the better by his example to express the pains and passions of his Prometheus, whom he was then about to paint. I need not be so barbar ous, inhuman, curious, or cruel, for this purpose to torture any poor melancholy man, their symptoms are plain, obvious and familiar, there needs no such accurate observation or far fetched object, they delineate themselves, they voluntarily betray themselves, they are too frequent in all places, I meet them still as I go, they cannot conceal it, their grievances are too well known, I need not seek far to describe them.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Robert Burton

Hardback

Published Date - August 25 2019

ISBN - 9780265264218

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm

Page Count - 469

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