Lover's Melancholy

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A romantic comedy by J. Ford, printed 1629.

The conventional romantic plot is the framework for Ford's analysis of love melancholy, strongly influenced by Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. The play contains some of Ford's purest poetry (‘Minutes are numbered by the fall of sands, | As by an hourglass’).

Subjects: Literature.

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