Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, et al,

Cover image for

Download


Author: Thomas Browne
Published: 1642
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.4
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,175
mnybks.net#: 1262
Genres: History, Religion
Excerpt

Evelyn paid a visit to Norwich for the express purpose of seeing him; and at length, on his 76th birthday (19th October 1682), he died, full of years and honours.

It was a striking coincidence that he who in his Letter to a Friend had said that "in persons who out- live many years, and when there are no less than 365 days to determine their lives in every year, that the first day should mark the last, that the tail of the snake should return into its mouth precisely at that time, and that they should wind up upon the day of their nativity, is indeed a remarkable coin- cidence, which, though astrology hath taken witty pains to solve, yet hath it been very wary in making predictions of it," should himself die on the day of his birth.

Browne was buried in the church of St Peter, Mancroft, Norwich, where his wife erected to his memory a mural monument, on which was placed an English and Latin inscription, setting forth that he was the author of "Religio Medici," "Pseudodoxia Epidemica," and other learned wo

Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.08.01
Chris Loveall
*****

Much prefer the one edited by Robin Robbins; but, that may be prejudice on my part because I read that edition first. Anyway, they are both a good read as-long-as you can comprehend the English and the times in which they were written and do not put a modern spin on what you read.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, et al, by Thomas Browne - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, et al, by Thomas Browne - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, et al, by Thomas Browne - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, et al, by Thomas Browne - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, et al, by Thomas Browne - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
A Maker of History
by E. Phillips Oppenheim
An Island Story
by H.E. Marshall

See more popular titles from this genre.