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Hydriotaphia & The Garden of Cyrus (Diptych of Discourses #1-2)
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduct ...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published June 28th 1658)
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I always forget that I can write what I learned from a book here. I learned here that bugs are produced by trees. I'm not sure how this is done, but I think from the sap, bugs are produced. Different trees create different bugs, one bug a tree though. I think that is done in a similar way that animals reproduce, which I learned from Aristotle, where the male ejaculates a very very little version of itself into the woman where she heats it up till it's ready to be brought into the world.
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Oh my god, I totally killed myself trying to get through this, but I finally did! I know Urn Buriall is supposed to be his most evocative in respect to imagery, but I must admit I liked Garden of Cyrus better because it's so well organized. The part about the skin comes at just the right place. But I kind of wish there were more rumination, you know? Rather than just pure description.
Browne's writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry. Browne's literary works are permeated by references to Classical and Biblical sources as well as the idiosyncrasies of his own personality. Although often described as suffering from melancholia, his writings are also characterised by wit and subtle humour, while his l ...moreMore about Thomas Browne...
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