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  Sir Thomas Browne
Browne is one of the best early examples of this school; his style, to quote Johnson himself, "is vigorous but rugged, it is learned but pedantick, it is deep but obscure, it strikes but does not please, it commands but does not allure.
Sir Thomas Browne was born in London, in the parish of St Michael le Quern, on the 19th of October 1605.
For the account of the finding of Sir Thomas Browne's skull I am indebted to Mr Friswell's notice of Sir Thomas in his "Varia." The text of the "Hydriotaphia" is taken from the folio edition of 1686, in the Lincoln's Inn library.
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  Encyclopedia: Thomas Browne   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The descendants of Walter Brown (1791 - 1876) of Malahide Township
Thomas BROWN was born 26 Dec 1688 and died 4 Jan 1757.
Thomas BROWN (Thomas) was born 26 Dec 1688 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
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 Thomas Browne - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Browne's literary writings are varied in genre and evince an enquiring curiosity towards the natural world, displaying scientific skepticism and Christian faith as well as tolerance in an often intolerant age.
Browne's paradoxical place in the history of ideas is another factor as to why he remains little-understood; he was as much a scientist as a Christian and as much a promoter of the new inductive science as an adherent of ancient esoteric learning.
Thomas De Quincey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Charles Lamb—who thought of himself as the rediscoverer of Browne—were all admirers.
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 SIR THOMAS BROWNE - LoveToKnow Article on SIR THOMAS BROWNE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brownes writings are among the few specimens of purely literary work produced during a period of great political excitement and discord.
Of Browne, as of the greatest writers, it is true that the style is the man. The form of his thought is as peculiar and remarkable as the matter; the two, indeed, react on one another.
Browne professes to be absolutely free from heretical opinions, but asserts the right to be guided by his own reason in cases where no precise guidance is given either by Scripture or by Church teaching.
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 Thomas Browne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Browne graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford in 1626 after which he studied medicine at various Continental universities, including Leiden, where he received an MD in 1633.
Browne is one of the most original writers in the English language, the freshness and ingenuity of his mind invested everything he touched with interest; while on more important subjects his style, if frequently rugged and pedantic, often rises to the highest pitch of stately eloquence.
Thomas De Quincey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Charles Lamb (who considered himself the rediscoverer of Browne) were all admirers.
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Browne's writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the Scientific revolution of Bacon (Back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried) ian enquiry.
Browne graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford (additional info and facts about Pembroke College, Oxford) in 1626 and received a medical doctorate from the University of Leiden (additional info and facts about University of Leiden) in 1633.
Thomas De Quincey (English writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859)), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (English romantic poet (1772-1834)), and Charles Lamb (English essayist (1775-1834)) —who thought of himself as the rediscoverer of Browne—were all admirers.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/thomas_browne.htm   (1311 words)

  
 Sir Thomas Browne
Browne saw that " dark " was the one word which would give, better than any other, the precise impression of mystery and secrecy which he intended to produce; and so he used it.
Browne, like an impressionist painter, produced his pictures by means of a multitude of details which, if one looks at them in themselves, are discordant, and extraordinary, and even absurd.
Browne produced his greatest work late in life; for there is nothing in the Religio Medici which reaches the same level of excellence as the last paragraphs of The Garden of Cyrus and the last chapter of Urn Burial.
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 Sir Thomas Browne
Browne saw that 'dark' was the one word which would give, better than any other, the precise impression of mystery and secrecy which he intended to produce; and so he used it.
Browne's 'brushwork' is certainly unequalled in English literature, except by the very greatest masters of sophisticated art, such as Pope and Shakespeare; it is the inspiration of sheer technique.
Browne produced his greatest work late in life; for there is nothing in the Religio Medici which reaches the same level of excellence as the last paragraphs of The Garden of Cyrus and the last chapter of Urn Burial.
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 The Galileo Project
Thomas Browne was a silk merchant, who died when our Thomas Browne was eight years old.
Browne may have practised near Oxford for a time after his M.A. Medical practice in Yorkshire, 1633-7; Keynes (in DSB) suggests that he may have practised in Oxfordshire during this period.
Browne received a dedication, a tract of 1662 on tumors by the physician Robert Bayfield.
galileo.rice.edu /Catalog/NewFiles/browne.html   (621 words)

  
 Life of Sir Thomas Browne
Thomas Browne was born in London on 19 October, 1605.
While Browne seems to have had a keen intellect and was interested in many subjects, his life was outwardly uneventful, although during the Civil War he declared his support for the King and received a knighthood from Charles II in 1671.
Browne has a mind that loves going a little beyond common sense and reason, venturing often into the realms of the fantastic, the mysterious and the unexplainable.
www.luminarium.org /sevenlit/browne/brownebio.htm   (784 words)

  
 Literary Encyclopedia: Browne, Sir Thomas
Thomas Browne was born in Cheapside, London in 1605, a few weeks before the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, and a few months after the publication of Francis Bacon's The Advancement of Learning.
The estate bequeathed by Thomas Browne to his widow, children, and others was left in the execution of Anne Dutton and her brother-in-law Edward Browne, but owing to the Duttons' mismanagement Edward later successfully applied to the Court of Aldermen to become sole executor lest the “orphans” (as they were termed) be disadvantaged.
Browne was fortunate in his tutors: the theologian Thomas Lushington, a high churchman with tolerationist tendencies, influenced the formation of Browne's own irenic doctrinal positions, and later helped lure Browne to Norwich; and Thomas Clayton, Lecturer in Anatomy and Regius Professor of Physic, fostered Browne's decision to enter the medical profession.
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 Adventures in CyberSound: Browne, Thomas
Thomas Browne was a silk merchant, who died when our Thomas Browne was eight years old.
Browne may have practised near Oxford for a time after his M.A. Medical practice in Yorkshire, 1633-7; Keynes (in DSB) suggests that he may have practised in Oxfordshire during this period.
Browne received a dedication, a tract of 1662 on tumors by the physician Robert Bayfield.
www.acmi.net.au /AIC/BROWNE_BIO.html   (623 words)

  
 Sir Thomas Browne
Sir Thomas, however, is in the 'Inquiry' content generally with bringing out the strange curiosities of his museum, and does not care to draw any explicit moral.
For Sir Thomas, in spite of his strange excursions into the marvellous, inclines for the most part to the sceptical side of the question.
Sir Thomas Browne seems to be held back from abandoning himself to the ecstasies of abstract meditation, chiefly by his peculiar sense of humour.
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 The physician and philosopher Sir Thomas Browne
Browne was of an empirical nature, as a physician he was licensed to obtain Opium which was the only available pain-killer and tranquillizer in medicine in his day.
Browne's usage and understanding of fundamental alchemical concepts becomes apparent when the synergy of his literary-alchemical Rebus is explored in depth.
Browne's paradoxical place in the history of ideas results from the combination of his deep study of esoteric ideas and approval of the modern scientific spirit of enquiry, such activities confirm him as a Janus figure in intellectual history and alchemy.
levity.com /alchemy/sir_thomas_browne.html   (6648 words)

  
 About Sir Thomas Browne
10/19/1605 Sir Thomas Browne was born in London, in the parish of St Michael le Quern
Library of Sir Thomas Browne - Contains a list of the library of Sir Thomas Browne, each title contains a link to the author of the book as well as an ebook version of the text
Considering donating your report on Sir Thomas Browne.
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 Thomas Browne's The Garden of Cyrus
Browne, doubtless, shared Bacon's opinion that "the great help to the memory is writing."10 His censure of commonplace books, on the other hand, was even more radical than Bacon's.
As he explains in his dedication, Browne writes as a lover of gardens for another lover of gardens, - although at the time of composition he was probably not yet the owner of that well-kept garden which John Evelyn was to praise in his diary in October 1671.
Browne's method of composition partly springs from the private conviction that it is necessary for a scholar to reactivate, from time to time, his mind's fund of knowledge in order to evade the danger of forgetting.
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 Thomas Browne --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Browne was born on Oct. 19, 1605, in London.
The physician Sir Thomas Browne wrote with dry precision in Pseudodoxia Epidemica (1646), as he amusingly and...
Boldrewood was the pen name of Thomas Alexander Browne, who was born on Aug. 6, 1826, in London.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9318165   (650 words)

  
 Religio Medici
Reviews and observations on the work by Kenelm Digby forced Browne to provide a correct version of his text, and this appeared in 1643 with the author's endorsement that it was 'a full and intended copy of that piece which was most imperfectly and surreptitiously published before'.
Despite this assertion, it is likely that Browne was not entirely displeased at the earlier printing of his work, a supposition supported by the fact that he retained Crooke as the publisher of the authorized version.
Sir Thomas Browne was born in London on 19 October 1605 and died on his birthday in 1682 at the age of 77.
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 Sir Thomas Browne
Howell, Almonte C. "Sir Thomas Browne and Seventeenth Century Thought." Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1924.
Huntley, Frank L. "Sir Thomas Browne and the Metaphor of the Circle." Journal of the History of Ideas 14 (1953): 353-64.
Parker, Edward L. "The Cursus in Sir Thomas Browne." Publications of the Modern Language Association 53 (1938): 1037-53.
www.english.umd.edu /englfac/WPeterson/ELR/bibliographies/documents/43.html   (1229 words)

  
 BROWNE
Notes: Sir Anthony Browne's Will states she was his next heir after Anthony, so she was not illegitimate.
George Browne, son of the staunchly Catholic first Lord Montague, married Eleanor, daughter of Anthony Bridges of Great Shefford (8 miles NW of Newbury) in 1583.
The Brownes owned Maidencourt Farm, which is less than a mile up the Lambourn Valley from Great Shefford.
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 Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici'
Sir Thomas Browne made several other contributions to English literature besides these masterpieces; but it is on the Religio Medici, and on what Sir Thomas himself calls ‘other pieces of affinity thereto,’ that his sure fame as a writer of noble truth and stately English most securely rests.
Sir Thomas Browne was not made of the hot metal and the stern stuff of John Milton.
Whereas, in Sir Thomas Browne at any rate, his philosophy was of such a depth that to him, as he repeatedly tells us, atheism, or anything like atheism, had always been absolutely impossible.
www.gutenberg.org /files/16359/16359-h/16359-h.htm   (13522 words)

  
 Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
Sir Thomas Browne, 1605-82, was an English author and physician.
The quality of Browne's faith and his mode of expression make him an outstanding figure in English literary history.
Sir Thomas Browne's words echo what every true mystic celebrates - that we are not limited to our human frame.
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 OUP: Democratizing Sir Thomas Browne: Havenstein
Criticism on Sir Thomas Browne is at present in a state of limbo.
Democratizing Sir Thomas Browne offers a reconsideration both of Religio Medici's style and of its early reception history, especially as witnessed by a group of late-seventeenth and early eighteenth-century texts that can loosely be described as 'imitations'.
Freeing Browne from the corset of previous stylistic criticism, will, it is hoped, pave the way for a reconsideration of his style and that of seventeenth-century prose more generally.
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 LookSmart - Sir Thomas Browne   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Offers notes on Browne's works, links to particular texts and biographical sketches by such authors as Virginia Woolf and Samuel Johnson.
Read illuminating statements from Browne on such subjects as charity, death and nature.
View the frontispiece to Browne's "The Garden of Cyrus," which features the quincunx, an intriguing geometric pattern.
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 Sir Thomas Browne - History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The University of East Anglia Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Department of History) and Norwich Medico Chirurgical Society Announce the 400th anniversary of the birth of Sir Thomas Browne will be celebrated in Norwich, Norfolk, UK.
Thomas Browne, the foremost Norwich physician and philosopher of the period, was born in London on 19th October 1605.
Exhibition of Browne memorabilia in The Archive Centre, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich
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 Sir Thomas Browne
Browne, Sir Thomas, 1605–82, English author and physician, b.
Contexts for women's manuscript miscellanies: the case of Elizabeth Lyttelton and Sir Thomas Browne.
Thomas Banks's missing 'Cupid': the sculptor Thomas Banks is currently the subject of an exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum.
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 Encyclopedia article on Thomas Browne [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sir Thomas Browne Page (http://penelope.uchicago.edu/index.shtml) at the University of Chicago, a comprehensive site with all the works mentioned above, the minor works, ancillary material including Samuel Johnson's Life of Browne, Kenelm Digby's Observations on Religio Medici, and Alexander Ross's Medicus Medicatus, and background material such as many of Browne's ancient sources.
An essay upon Browne's relationship to alchemy (http://levity.com/alchemy/sir_thomas_browne.html)
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 Thomas Browne Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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