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prose of Sir Thomas Browne.

Thomas Browne

prose of Sir Thomas Browne.

by Thomas Browne

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Published by New York University Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Selected bibliography: p. [617]-621.

SeriesThe Stuart editions
ContributionsEndicott, Norman J.
The Physical Object
Pagination646 p.
Number of Pages646
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14075560M

  SIR THOMAS BROWNE- VULGAR ERRORS. DAVID HUME- HISTORY OF ENGLAND. JOHN ARBUTHNOT- HISTORY OF JOHN BULL The Essay = Essay is a short composition in prose. Saints bury calls it “”a work of prose art.”” Dr. Johnson defines it “”as a loose sally of the mind, an irregular, indigested piece, not a regular and orderly performance.   A wonderfully erratic, promenading book, in which we see how different, yet how similar we still are today to that most serene, most enigmatic science pioneer and literary master, Sir Thomas Browne, whose prose style is one of the highest peaks in English literature, according to Borges and to my humble self. Javier Marías. A : Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Copy in: A quarto miscellany of verse and some prose, predominantly in one female roman hand, written from both ends, pages, in contemporary calf. Compiled by members of Sir Thomas Browne's family, chiefly his daughter Elizabeth Lyttelton (b. c. In the dictionary, 4, quotations are taken from Browne, 60 per cent from Pseudodoxia Epidemica (), his longest book and I think the most fun. Of these, provide the first evidence of a Author: Dot Wordsworth.

Full Description: "This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students and readers an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Sir Thomas Browne (). The edition introduces students to one of the most brilliant and wide-ranging of writers in Renaissance England. Explanatory notes and commentary are included, to enhance the study, understanding, and. Sir Thomas Browne, the 17th-century English physician and man of letters, has always been too varied a writer to achieve lasting literary fame.


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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 Browne's writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry/5.

Sir Thomas Browne was one of the greatest English prose stylists--a physician by vocation, a theologian by inclination, and a writer of great elegance and erudition. This edition of his works, with Introduction, Notes, Comments, and Bibliography, includes all Browne's major pieces and selections from his minor papers and letters.5/5(3).

The prose of Sir Thomas Browne: Religio medici, Hydriotaphia, The garden of Cyrus, A letter prose of Sir Thomas Browne. book a friend, Christian morals. With selections from (The Anchor seventeenth-century series) [Thomas Browne] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Paperback of the The Prose of Sir Thomas Browne by Thomas Browne at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. The prose of Sir Thomas Browne. [Thomas Browne, Sir; Norman J Endicott] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search.

Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Sir Thomas Browne, English physician and author, best known for his book of reflections, Religio Medici. After studying at Winchester and Oxford, Browne probably was an assistant to a doctor near Oxford.

After taking his M.D. at Leiden inhe practiced at Shibden Hall near Halifax, in. Thomas Browne (–) is by common consent the author of some of the finest prose in the English language.

Nowhere is it finer than in Hydriotaphia, Urne Buriall, his meditation on funeral customs, death, and immortality.

Although often described as suffering from 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/5.

THE NEW OXFORD BOOK OF ENGLISH PROSE SIR THOMAS MALORY 3 Morte Darthur WILLIAM CAXTON 6 The Game and Play of the Chess • Proem to The Canterbury Tales JOHN BOURCHIER, LORD BERNERS 7 Froissart's Chronicles JOHN FISHER, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER 9 The Ways to Perfect Religion SIR THOMAS MORE 10 Utopia • The History of King Richard III.

Browne challenges and corrects these beliefs with wit and humour, writing in ornate but accessible prose. This is a seventeenth-century version of QI ‘s ‘General Ignorance’, Mythbusters, and all of the other books and television shows which delight in curiosity, questioning widely held assumptions, and examining common beliefs and urban legends.

Sir Thomas Browne features in Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 6 June at 9am Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the range, depth and style of Browne (), a medical doctor whose curious mind drew him to explore and confess his own religious views, challenge myths and errors in science and consider how humans respond to the transience of life.

Book, Print in English The prose of Sir Thomas Browne: Religio medici, Hydriotaphia, The garden of Cyrus, A letter to a friend, Christian morals. With selections from Pseudodoxia epidemica, Miscellany tracts, and from MS notebooks, and Letters Edited, with.

This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students and readers an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of Sir Thomas Browne (). Accompanied by full scholarly apparatus, the edition demonstrates the breadth of the author of some of the most brilliant and delirious prose in English Literature.

The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century by Hugh Aldersey-Williams Browne’s prose stands out. Hugh Aldersey-Williams’s version of Browne is somewhat different, his book. Pseudodoxia Epidemica, published inis a cabinet of pseudoscientific curiosities: from the plausibility of griffins and unicorns, through the basilisk's famed ability to kill at a distance.

The prose of Sir Thomas Browne: Religio medici, Hydriotaphia, the garden of Cyrus, A letter to a friend, Christian morals. With selections from Pseudodoxia epidemica, Miscellany tracts, and from MS notebooks, and Letters.

“In Search of Sir Thomas Browne” is Aldersey-Williams’s attempt to do something about this sad state of affairs. The book does not merely seek. The Works of Sir Thomas Browne: Preface. Johnson's Life of Sir Thomas Browne. Supplementary Memoir by the Editor.

Mrs. Lyttleton's Communication to Bishop Kennet. Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Books I-IV. Thomas Browne $ - $   THE MODERN READER might come to Sir Thomas Browne as a foreigner comes to a forbidding country, about which he has heard rumors of wealth and splendor.

He might come, say, as Lafcadio Hearn came. The World to me is but a dream or mock-show, and we all therein but Pantalones and Anticks, to my severer contemplations. This month's choice is the Religio Medici, the most celebrated work of one of the great seventeenth century stylists of English prose, Sir Thomas Browne ().Although never originally intended for print, this meditative essay proved to be immensely popular and.

It focuses on the scientific prose of Francis Bacon, Thomas Browne, and Robert Boyle. her recent books include Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early-Modern Science (Cambridge University Press, ), Bee (Reaktion, ), and (with Reid Barbour), Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed (Oxford University Press, ).

Cited by: 1.Sir Thomas Browne: A Life is the first full-scale biography of the extraordinary prose artist, physician, and polymath. With the help of recent archival discoveries, the biography recasts each phase of Browne's life () and situates his incomparable writings within the diverse intellectual and social contexts in which he lived, including London, Winchester, Oxford, Montpellier, Padua.Religio Medici (The Religion of a Doctor) sets out Sir Thomas Browne's spiritual testament as well as being an early psychological self-portrait.

In its day, the book was a European best-seller. It was published in by the newly-qualified physician, and its unorthodox views placed it swiftly upon the Papal Index Librorum Prohibitorum in