Sir Thomas Browne's Works: Religio medici. Pseudoxia epidemica, books 1-3

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W. Pickering, 1835
 

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Page 206 - Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down ; for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Page 509 - And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
Page 277 - Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Page 112 - I am no way facetious, nor disposed for the mirth and galliardize of /company; yet in one dream I can compose a whole comedy, behold the action, apprehend the jests, and laugh myself awake at the conceits thereof.
Page 111 - There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage unto the sun.
Page 79 - It is unquestionably true in great as well as in little things, that ' if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not;
Page 91 - I make not, therefore, my head a grave, but a treasure of knowledge ; I intend no monopoly but a community in learning; I study not for my own sake only, but for theirs that study not for themselves. I envy no man that knows more than myself, but pity them that know less. I instruct no man as an exercise of my knowledge, or with an intent rather to nourish and keep it alive in mine own head...
Page 110 - The earth is a point not only in respect of the heavens above us, but of that heavenly and celestial part within us. That mass of flesh that circumscribes me limits not my mind. That surface that tells the heavens it hath an end cannot persuade me I have any.
Page 9 - ... tis therefore far better to enjoy her with peace than to hazard her on a battle.
Page 113 - The night is come, like to the day, Depart not Thou, great God, away. Let not my sins, black as the night, Eclipse the lustre of Thy light : Keep still in my Horizon ; for to me The Sun makes not the day, but Thee.

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