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Thomas Browne

Birthdate: 19. October 1605
Date of death: 19. October 1682

Sir Thomas Browne was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. His 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 suffused with melancholia, his writings are also characterised by wit and subtle humour, while his literary style is varied, according to genre, resulting in a rich, unique prose which ranges from rough notebook observations to polished Baroque eloquence.



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Religio Medici
Thomas Browne
Christian Morals
Christian Morals
Thomas Browne
The Garden of Cyrus
The Garden of Cyrus
Thomas Browne

„This reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death.“

—  Thomas Browne, book Religio Medici

Section 38
Religio Medici (1643), Part I

„We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.“

—  Thomas Browne

Source: Prose: "Religio Medici" , "Hydriotaphia" , "Garden of Cyrus" , "Letter to a Friend" , "Christian Morals" and Selections from Other Works

„We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.“

—  Thomas Browne, book Religio Medici

Section 9
Religio Medici (1643), Part II

„I can cure the gout or stone in some, sooner than Divinity, Pride, or Avarice in others“

—  Thomas Browne, book Religio Medici

Section 9
Religio Medici (1643), Part II

„The long habit of living indisposeth us for dying.“

—  Thomas Browne, book Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial

Source: Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial (1658), Chapter V

„I have often admired the mystical way of Pythagoras, and the secret Magic of numbers.“

—  Thomas Browne, book Religio Medici

Section 12
Religio Medici (1643), Part I

„The heart of man is the place the devil dwells in; I feel sometimes a hell within myself.“

—  Thomas Browne, book Religio Medici

Section 51
Religio Medici (1643), Part I

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