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The Anatomy of Melancholy Setting & Symbolism

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Leicester, England

This is a city in the country of England. Robert Burton is from this city. It does not feature largely in the book except that it provides some background information. The city is mentioned during the Introduction provided by William Glass as a means of acculturating the individual to the treatise.

Oxford, England

This location is listed because it is where Robert Burton received his higher education.

Goods

This is an intentionally general term. It refers to all manner of possessions be they public or private in nature. They have an entire section devoted to them. Loss of Goods is described as one potential cause of melancholy. The author writes about them in terms of public losses through his descriptions of times when a city was sacked. He writes that many grieved when their city was "sacked"—invaded, plundered and looted by what was often...

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