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ROBERT BURTON
(1577-1640)

from Anatomy of Melancholy

  Born in Lindley, Leicestershire, Robert Burton was an English clergyman and author. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he received bachelor of arts, master of arts, and bachelor of divinity degrees. Working as a tutor and librarian, … Continue reading

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