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Observations on some tendencies of sentiment and ethics chiefly in minor poetry and essay in the eighteenth century until the execution of Dr.W. Dodd in 1777

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fellow-men, and of love towards wonen. The last section oftta""Partition" discusses rehgious melancholy and

dCrCón considers melancholy to be a disease of the soul andTa d^ine he thinks himself jusufied - —mg on the profession of a physiaan (1.35,36). Its &™™^Y calls for a discussion, so that it may be recogn sed and a ou-e effected (1.37), and later generaüons also may

diely related, delirium, he thinks, is a common name to

all H 39): ...

«Take melancholy in what sense you will, in disposition of Sbil forTleasuïe or for pam, discontente, fear, sorrow, madStrulyor metaphoricaUy,'t is all one (1.40). As follv enters largely into the compositionof melancholy, he hkes■ tc: pictureVhimself a world of human beings eoverned by wisdom. a

«I will vet. to satisfy and please myself, make a Utopia of my own, l New Atlantis, a poetical Óommonwealth of mine own." (1-109).

He wants to build its cities, and frame lts laws. And iust as the melancholy man buüds castles m the air, in ^opening lines of his poem, "voidLof «*£ and void of fear," so Burton here constructs his Utopia. It is the sweet oastime of the melancholy man.

HÏ Aoughts travel far beyond the real world which surrounds hL. His views on hygiëne, far m advance of hTtiTet mdude such things as "separate places o bury S dS in, not in churchyards." Hospitals of all kinds, for cnildrTn, orphans, old folks, sick men, mad men, SdieS and pesAouses^must be built "ex pubhco aerario, a?tirPubhcPexpense, not by "gouty benefactors," who. Ster a hfe spent m extortion and oppression,in this manner trv to make their peace with heaven (1—1 lijk ^Tne melancholy Poet of the Abstract building casdes in the air, "void of sorrow and void of fear , and Burton olamung his Utopia in an introductory chapter, coinade. CmS Sevele construction to have been intenüonal. The melancholy man then, evidendy, at the outset, is not