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MELANCHOLIA, med. jur. A name given by the ancients to a species of partial
intellectual mania, now more generally known by the name of monomania.
(q.v.) It bore this name because it was supposed to be always attended by
dejection of mind and gloomy ideas. Vide Mania.,
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His centonic reading and writing is depicted as being mimetically sympathetic with the assimilatory and hypochondriacal posture of the melancholiac
toward the Other.
Fans will not be disappointed, for the album contains an eclectic mix of dance grooves coupled with melancholiac
tracks and haunting vocals.