1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Burton

John Aubrey, in Brief Lives, 1669-1696; ed. Clark (1898) 1:130.



Memorandum. Mr. Robert Hooke of Gresham College told me that he lay in the chamber in Christ Church that was Mr. Burton's, of whom 'tis whispered that, non obstante all his astrologie and his booke of Melanchollie, he ended his dayes in that chamber by hanging him selfe.