Sir Thomas Browne

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Macmillan, 1905 - 214 páginas

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Página 197 - Laws found the folly of prodigal blazes, and reduced undoing fires, unto the rule of sober obsequies, wherein few could be so mean as not to provide wood, pitch, a mourner, and an Urne.
Página 119 - What song the Syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.
Página 120 - ... tis all one to lie in St. Innocent's churchyard, as in the sands of Egypt: ready to be anything, in the ecstasy of being ever, and as content with six foot as the moles of Adrianus.
Página 179 - Pitiful things are only to be found in the cottages of such breasts ; but bright thoughts, clear deeds, constancy, fidelity, bounty, and generous honesty are the gems of noble minds ; wherein, to derogate from none, the true heroic English gentleman hath no peer.
Página 48 - I do embrace it: for even that vulgar and Tavern-Music, which makes one man merry, another mad, strikes in me a deep fit of devotion, and a profound contemplation of the First Composer. There is something in it of Divinity more than the ear discovers: it is an Hieroglyphical and shadowed lesson of the whole World, and creatures of GOD; such a melody to the ear, as the whole World, well understood, would afford the understanding. In brief, it is a sensible fit of that harmony which intellectually...
Página 119 - Atropos unto the immortality of their names, were never danipt with the necessity of oblivion. Even old ambitions had the advantage of ours, in the attempts of their vainglories, who acting early, and before the probable meridian...
Página 42 - I believe that our estranged and divided ashes shall unite again ; that our separated dust after so many pilgrimages and transformations into the parts of minerals, plants, animals, elements, shall at the voice of God return into their primitive shapes, and join again to make up their primary and predestinate forms.
Página 35 - I could never content my contemplation with those general pieces of wonder, the Flux and Reflux of the Sea, the increase of Nile, the conversion of the Needle to the North...
Página 29 - I could never divide myself from any man upon the difference of an opinion, or be angry with his judgment for not agreeing with me in that from which perhaps within a few days I should dissent my self.
Página 179 - Let thy studies be free as thy thoughts and contemplations : but fly not only upon the wings of imagination ; join sense unto reason, and experiment unto speculation, and so give life unto embryon truths, and verities yet in their chaos.

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