Thomas Browne, 1605--168203 Oct 1994 12:00
English physician, Christian apologist, experimenter (Needham credits him with some of the first experiments in embryology), believer in witch-craft, collector of oddities and writer of genius, possessed of a style which is almost the opposite of everything rhetors have been recommending for the last few centuries --- polysyllabic, Latinate, elaborate, serpentine, digressive --- which is however carried off with great skill and charm.
- The Garden of Cyrus, or The Quincuniall, Lozenge, or Net-work Plantations of the Ancients, Artificially, Naturally, Mystically Considered. With Sundry Observations. [e-text with frames; without frames]
- Hydriotaphia. Urne-buriall, or, A discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes lately Found in Norfolk [e-text with frames; without frames]
- Religio Medici
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- Pseudodoxia Epidemica; or, Enquiries into Commonly Presumed Truths [e-text]