The Works of Sir Thomas Browne: Pseudodoxia epidemica, cont. Hydriotaphia and the Garden of Cyrus (1658) Certain miscellany tracts (1684) A letter to a friend (1690) Posthumous works (1712) Christian morals (1716) Notes on certain birds and fishes found in Norfolk. On the Ostrich. Boulimia centenaria. Upon the dark mist, 27th November 1674. Account of a thunderstorm at Norwich, 1665. On dreams. Observationson Grafting. Corrigenda. Index

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Sida 11 - I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Sida 137 - Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether there be not more remarkable persons forgot, than any that stand remembered in the known account of time...
Sida 134 - ... buildings above it, and quietly rested under the drums and tramplings of three conquests : what prince can promise such diuturnity unto his relics, or might not gladly say : Sic ego componi versus in ossa velim ? Time which antiquates antiquities, and hath an art to make dust of all things, hath yet spared these minor monuments.
Sida 137 - To be read by bare inscriptions like many in Gruter, to hope for eternity by enigmatical epithets, or first letters of our names, to be studied by antiquaries, who we were, and have new names given us like many of the mummies, are cold consolations unto the students of perpetuity, even by everlasting languages.
Sida 135 - Had they made as good provision for their names, as they have done for their relics, they had not so grossly erred in the art of perpetuation. But to subsist in bones, and be but pyramidally extant, is a fallacy in duration.
Sida 274 - The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Sida 140 - There is nothing strictly immortal but immortality ; whatever hath no beginning, may be confident of no end. All others have a dependent being, and within the reach of destruction, which is the peculiar...
Sida 138 - Darkness and light divide the course of time, and oblivion shares with memory a great part even of our living beings; we slightly remember our felicities, and the smartest strokes of affliction leave but short smart upon us. Sense endureth no extremities, and sorrows destroy us or themselves. To weep into stones are fables. Afflictions induce callosities; miseries are slippery, or fall like snow upon us, which notwithstanding is no unhappy stupidity.
Sida 30 - And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit, shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Sida 19 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

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