John Aubrey Quotes
''Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the face. His son, as rude as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face the gentleman that sat next to him and said "Box about: 'twill come to my father anon."''John Aubrey (1626-1697), British antiquarian, writer. "Sir Walter Raleigh," Brief Lives (1813, rev. ed. 1898).
''He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.''John Aubrey (1626-1697), British antiquarian, writer. repr. In Brief Lives and Other Selected Writings by John Aubrey, ed. Anthony Powell (1949). "Thomas Hobbes," Brief Lives (1813). Of Thomas Hobbes.
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