Selections from the Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
in-between photos from Drummer magazine
as put together by William E Jones.
(published under the pseudonym Democritus Junior in 1621)
Drummer Magazine was "America's mag for the Macho male" published from 1975 until the late 1990s
William E. Jones is an artist and filmmaker who put the two together
Poverty and Want, causes of melancholy
I write of melancholy, by being busy to avoid melancholy. There is no greater cause of melancholy than idleness, no better cure than business.
Melancholy in Disposition,
improperly so called,
[a heavy heart, hatchling in my head]
magazines originated in the early nineteen fifties from the physique magazines that already ... Well known Drummer Magazine first appeared in 1975
Et Cantare pares, et respondere parati.
Both young Arcadians, both alike inspir'd
To sing and answer as the song requir'd.