ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Robert Burton
Henry King, "To a Lady upon Mr. Burton's Melancholy" Poems (1657); Saintsbury, Minor Poets of the Caroline Period (1905-21) 3:170.
Rev. Robert Burton:
1657: Henry King
1680 ca.: John Aubrey
1713: Thomas Hearne
1754: Thomas Herring
1776: Samuel Johnson
1814: William Davis
1815: Philip Bliss
1833: Charles Lamb
1833: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1842: C. H. Timperley
1860: George Gilfillan
1618 ca.: Sir Walter Raleigh
1633: Rev. John Donne
1637: Ben Jonson
1657: Rev. Robert Burton
If in this Glass of Humours you do find
The passions or diseases of your mind,
Here without pain, you safely may endure,
Though not to suffer, yet to read your cure.
But if you nothing meet you can apply,
Then, ere you need, you have a remedy.
And I do wish you never may have cause
To be adjudg'd by these fantastic laws;
But that this book's example may be known,
By others' Melancholy, not your own.