A of M, 55-57: SHEEP!

AofM 55-57

Or had [Democritus] but observed the common people follow like so many sheep one of their fellows drawn by the horns over a gap, some for zeal, some for fear, quo se cunque rapit tempestas [wherever they are whirled along], to credit all, examine nothing, and yet ready to die before they will abjure any of those ceremonies to which they have been accustomed.

 

This post is part of a long, tedious, and illustrated read-along of Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy – more info here and follow along on Facebook here

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