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The Anatomy of Melancholy - Book 1, First Partition : Chapter 3, Melancholia Cont. Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, First Partition : Chapter 3, Melancholia Cont. Summary and Analysis

Unfortunately, it is not possible to include the diagram in the summary, however, it makes a wonderful cross-reference. The diagram itself is printed across 6 leaves of paper and would make an excellent large scientific poster the same way that the Periodic Table of the Elements can be hung for display. After it, placed neatly in the text, is the first prose discussion of part of the diagram.

The author introduces something which is a matter of contention amongst the people of today. Do bad things happen as punishments? Today, people tend to think in terms of victims—someone who suffers something bad without being the real cause of it. In other words, real "victims" are not being rightfully punished for misdeeds but are suffering from something that is not their fault. Robert Burton writes...

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