Sir Thomas Browne: A Man of Achievement in Literature

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INDEX
Abramel, Judah ('Mr Leo the Jew'), Dialogi d'Amore, 183, 183 n.
Adrianus, mole of, 188-9
Ælianus, Claudius, History of Animals, 145 Varia Historia, 145
Aldrovandus, Ulysses, Histoire naturelle, 160, 172
Alexander the Great, 93
Apollonius of Tyana, 140
Aquinas, Saint Thomas, 74 n., 78, 110, 160
Aristotle, 6, 34, 62, 69, 101, 113, 119, 127, 133, 138, 140, 148, 155, 167, 185, 244 Animalia, 173 Ethics, 93, 121 'four causes' of, 62 six types of false reasoning, 135
Athenaeus, Banquet des Sophistes, 146
Augustine, Saint, 8, 74 n., 141
Bacon, Sir Edmund, 14
Bacon, Francis, Lord Verulam, 19, 138, 147, 185, 209, 211, 243 The Advancement of Learning, 121, 133, 138, 167; quoted, 62-3, 120 Natural History, 128
Bacon, Nicholas, 188, 205
Baxter, Richard, Notes on the Life of Sir Matthew Hale, 12-13
Beale, Dr John, 17
Beckwith, C. A., Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge ( 1905), 81 n.
Blake, William, Human Abstract quoted, 122
Birch, Thomas, The History of the Royal Society ( 1756-7), 20 n. 2., 21 n. 2 Life of Prince Henry, 3
Boyle, Robert, 18, 19, 19 n. 1, 20, 43
Brookes, Captain, Commander of the Foresight, 29, 35
Browne, Lady Anne, wife of Sir Thomas Dutton, mother of Sir T. Browne, 2, 4, 107
Browne, Anne, wife of Henry Fairfax, d. of Sir T. Browne, 50-51
Browne, Dorothy, daughter of Edward Mileham; wife of Sir T. Browne, 7, 9, 10, 48-51 letters of, 10, 26, 29, 30, 48, 50
Browne, Edward, eldest child of Sir T. Browne, 20 n. 1, 21-2, 25, 27-8, 32, 36-51, 223, 230, 241 at Cambridge, 28, 30, 36; at Oxford, 38 credulity, 42-3 diary, 36-7 experiments by, 46, 160 letters, 36-48 marriage, 22, 36, 38 membership of Royal Society, 31, 39, 41 physician at St Bartholomew's, 45 researches, 36-7, 41-6, 160 translation of Plutarch, 46-7 travels, 27-8, 30-43
Browne, Elizabeth, wife of George Lyttleton, d. of Sir T. Browne, 2, 22, 23, 47, 48, 51, 52, 230 Commonplace Book of, 23, 223
Browne, Frances (Frank), d. of Sir T. Browne, 23, 47, 48, 51
Browne, Mary (Moll), d. of Sir T. Browne, 22, 47, 48
BROWNE, SIR THOMAS ( 1605-82)
Life: educated at Winchester College, 5; at Pembroke College, Oxford, 5; practised in Oxfordshire, 5; travelled in Ireland and France, 5; in Italy, 6; in Holland, 6; practised in Yorkshire, 6; in Norfolk, 6; married Dorothy Mileham (q.v.), 7-11; testified concerning witches, 11-16; pursued scientific researches, 10, 19-20; corresponded with Royal Society, 21-2; knighted in 1671, 22; died, 23; 'Minutes for the Life of Sir T.B.', 23-4, 30, 248
Letters: Chapter II, passim; to Edward, 25, 36-50; to Elizabeth (Lyttleton), 51-2; to Tom, 25-35
Character and Opinions: book-learning, 243; character, 53, 124; charity, 98-106, 121-2; controversy, 54; credulity, 37, 42-3, 135, 146; curiosity, 53; dreams, 119, 149, 218, 227; erudition, 197, 205-7; friendship, 106-7, 119, 123; good sense, 182, 185-6, 212; languages, knowledge of,

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