J. B. Bamborough and Martin Dodsworth (eds), The Anatomy of Melancholy, Vol. 6: Commentary on the Third Partition, together with Biobibliographical and Topical Indexes
pg xi NOTE TO READERS
The commentary is principally organized by Burton's own divisions of the text into Partitions, Sections, Members, and Subsections: a centred heading indicates where each new division begins, and the relevant one is also reported in the running-head at the top of the right-hand page.
Within these main divisions, the commentary is further subdivided, using line-spaces, into the material belonging to any one page of the text (volumes 1–3 of the present edition). The first commentary note after each line-space is preceded by the volume-, page-, and line-number (or footnote-letter) of the text, in the form 3.7:1. [volume 3, page 7, line 1] or 3.17:w. [volume 3, page 17, footnote w]; thereafter, just the line-number or footnote-letter is used until the next line-space and next full reference. Shoulder-heads at the top of the Commentary pages also give the full references: on left-hand pages, to the matter appearing at the top of the page; on right-hand pages, to the matter appearing at the bottom. pg xii