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November 11, 2004 2:46 PM   Subscribe

The works of Sir Thomas Browne, with a selection of other texts not by him.
posted by kenko (7 comments total)

 
Well, it was up when I posted the link.
posted by kenko at 6:44 PM on November 11, 2004


I love Browne's prose... thanks kenko (the link seems fine now). It's great that they have a pretty-much complete text of his Pseudodoxia Epidemica - printed editions of this work tend to be very expensive...
posted by misteraitch at 11:19 PM on November 11, 2004


They say his skull was re-interred, but if it was, so was I, along with the paraphernalia of my life, for here it sits, dutiful as any bone, right beside me, warmed by my reading lamp, empty-eyed and full of crunchy trail mix, an inexhaustible supply, supernaturally fresh.

Nice find, kenko.
posted by Opus Dark at 1:13 AM on November 12, 2004


I just checked out the 'other texts' link & there's some fantastic stuff there too, including Logopandecteision a treatise on universal language by Sir Thomas Urquhart, best known as Rabelais' first translator into English.
posted by misteraitch at 2:12 AM on November 12, 2004


Opus Dark, your praise means more to me than you can know.
posted by kenko at 7:54 AM on November 12, 2004


Logopandecteision

Yeah, the dedication to No-body is amusing. Also online: Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy.
posted by Zurishaddai at 8:57 AM on November 12, 2004


Holy crap! I used to work with this guy, when I had a job at the Journal of Chemical Physics over the summer! I'm completely boggled! I would never have expected this of him! Amazing! I can't stop using exclamation points!
posted by kenko at 9:11 AM on November 12, 2004


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