Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the le

Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the le

by Thomas Sir Browne
     
 

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HYDRIOTAPHIA. CHAPTER L |N the deep discovery of the subterranean world a shallow part would satisfy some inquirers; who, if two or three yards were open about the surface,…  See more details below

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HYDRIOTAPHIA. CHAPTER L |N the deep discovery of the subterranean world a shallow part would satisfy some inquirers; who, if two or three yards were open about the surface, would not care to rake the bowels of Potosi, and regions towards the centre. Nature hath furnished one part of the earth, and man another. The treasures of time lie high, in urns, coins, and monuments, scarce below the roots of some vegetables. Time hath endless rarities, and shows of all varieties ; which reveals old things in heaven, makes new discoveries in earth, and even earth itself a discovery. That great antiquity America lay buried for thousands of years, and a large part of the earth is still in the urn unto us. Though if Adam were made out of an extract of the earth, all parts might challenge a restitution, yet few have returned their bones far lower than they might receive them; not affecting the graves of giants, under The rich mountain of Peru. liilly and heavy coverings, but content with less than their own depth, have wished their bones might lie soft, and the earth be light upon them. Even such as hope to rise again, would not be content with central interment, or so desperately to place their relicks as to lie beyond discovery ; and in no way to be seen again ; which happy contrivance hath made communication with our forefathers, and left unto our view some parts, which they never beheld themselves. Though earth hath engrossed the name, yet water hath proved the smartest grave ; which in forty daysswallowed almost mankind, and the living creation; fishes not wholly escaping, except the salt ocean were handsomely contempered by a mixture of the fresh element. I Many have taken voluminous pains to determine the state of the soul upon disunion; but men have been most phanta...

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ISBN-13:
9781406806373
Publisher:
Paperbackshop.Co.UK Ltd - Echo Library
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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