Robert Burton (1635)

Robert Burton, 1635
Portrait by Gilbert Jackson

In the collection of Brasenose College, University of Oxford
Courtesy of the website of Art UK

Sicknes is the mother of modesty, putteth us in minde of our mortality, & when we are in the full career of worldly pomp and jollity, she pulleth us by the ear, and maketh us know our selves.

– Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy