Anatomy of Melancholy, 150: Containing Parts, Dissimilar, Outward

A of M 150


Dissimilar parts are those which we call organical, or instrumental, and they be inward or outward. The chiefest outward parts are situate forward or backward:–forward, the crown and foretop of the head, skull, face, forehead, temples, chin, eyes, ears, nose, etc., neck, breast, chest, upper and lower part of the belly, hypocondries, navel, groin, flank, etc.; backward, the hinder part of the head, back, shoulders, sides, loins, hipbones, os sacrum, buttocks, etc. Or joints, arms, hands, feet, legs, thighs, knees, etc.

So yep, that is a butt. I drew a butt. Worse than that, it is a poorly drawn butt. The only thing worse than drawing a butt is drawing a poorly executed butt that doesn’t even really look like a butt. BUTT BUTT BUTT.

I am really feeling so enlightened today. Thanks for visiting.


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

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