The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: melancholy

Crambe repetita (3)

20 December 2003, around 8.12.

Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy, I.2.ii.1.

Murphy

25 April 2004, around 18.58.

insidious

Montaigne 1.2

23 January 2015, around 19.30.

Roman fresco after Timanthes A passion which may be relished and digested is but a poor thing. Montaigne on sadness appears to be about excess of emotion rather than sadness as such – are the effects of emotion cumulative, is the inexpressible emotion stronger than that which may be vented with tears or sighs? It […]

Crambe repetita (40)

15 September 2015, around 12.46.

Machi Tawara, Salad Anniversary.

mistaken identity

2 November 2015, around 17.15.

Carlo Levi, Paesaggio con Capo Mele e valletta (1933) I have often wondered why there is such a feeling of desolation in English cafés. Perhaps it comes from their desolate social relationships. Every place where the English gather to chat to one another exudes melancholy. Indeed, nothing in the world is sadder than an English […]

A view (54)

24 February 2022, around 9.20.

Time: […] it is in my power To o’erthrow law and in one self-born hour To plant and o’erwhelm custom. Let me pass The same I am, ere ancient’st order was Or what is now received: I witness to The times that brought them in; so shall I do To the freshest things now reigning […]

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