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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Melancholia

Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Johannes der Täufer, 1631


Whereas, if I sinke in this sorrow, in this dejection of spirit, though it were Wine in the beginning, it is lees, and tartar in the end; Inordinate sorrow growes into sinfull melancholy, and that melancholy, into an irrecoverable desperation.

John Donne, Sermon preached upon Trinity-Sunday, 1621

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