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Thomas Fuller

Birthdate: 1608
Date of death: 16. August 1661

Thomas Fuller was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published in 1662 after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen .

„He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clog of his body, desired to fret a passage through it.“

—  Thomas Fuller

Life of the Duke of Alva (1642). Compare: "A fiery soul, which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy-body to decay, And o'er-inform'd the tenement of clay", John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel, part i. line 156.

„The lion is not so fierce as painted.“

—  Thomas Fuller

Of Preferment. Compare: "is bark is worse than his bite", George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum.
The Holy State and the Profane State (1642)

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„A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.“

—  Thomas Fuller

The True Church Antiquary. Compare: "A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion", Francis Bacon, Of Atheism.
The Holy State and the Profane State (1642)

„By the same proportion that a penny saved is a penny gained, the preserver of books is a Mate for the Compiler of them.“

—  Thomas Fuller

The History of the Worthies of England (1662) ; Worthies of Huntingtonshire – John Yong.

„Often the cockloft is empty in those whom Nature hath built many stories high.“

—  Thomas Fuller

Andronicus, or the Unfortunate Politician (1646), Sect. vi. Par. 18, 1. Compare: "My Lord St. Albans said that Nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories high, and therefore that exceeding tall men had ever very empty heads", Francis Bacon, Apothegms, No. 17.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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