Walking in the desert

"...as Diogenes went into the city, and Democritus to the haven, to see fashions, I did for my recreation now and then walk abroad, look into the world, and could not choose but make some little observation, not so wise an observer as a plain rehearser, not as they did to scoff or laugh at all, but with a mixed passion."
From: Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy etc., "Democritus Junior to the Reader


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