Aubrey's Brief Lives

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David R. Godine Publisher, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 408 pages
John Aubrey (1626-1697) was the Bystander of his age, a hanger-on and hanger-out at great houses, a country gentleman of lively intellectual curiosity and unsteady character who left not a book to history but a random, sprawling collection of notes, anecdotes, scribbles and morsels of gossip that have been looted and quoted by scholars ever since. So, alongside prostitutes, soldiers, impostors and scholars stand, fully in the round of their humanity, such historical figures as Sir Walter Raleigh, Shakespeare, Wolsey, Sidney, Sir Thomas Moore and Milton. These men and women flawed, vain, ambitious, vulnerable are more alive here than in any formal history; these giants of an age are brought to a human scale, making it possible for the modern reader to feel, in the words of Edmund Wilson who contributes a foreword, what it must have been like to live then, to find oneself a part of an England that was venturesome, unsettled and eager, that was opening new horizons.
 

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Contents

PAGE
xiii
Foreword
xv
The Life and Times of John Aubrey
xxi
George Abbot
3
Isaac Barrow
17
Sir John Birkenhead
23
Caisho Borough
29
The Hon Robert Boyle
36
John Hoskyns
168
Sir Leoline Jenkins
174
Ben Jonson
177
Richard Knolles
188
Andrew Marvell
196
George Monk ist Duke of Albemarle
204
Sir Jonas Moore
209
Sir Thomas Morgan
215

Thomas Bushell
42
William Butler
48
Lucius Cary 2nd Viscount Falkland
55
Thomas Chaloner
61
Sir Edward Coke
67
Abraham Cowley
75
Sir Charles Danvers
77
Edward Davenant
82
John Dee
89
Sir Everard Digby
96
Desiderius Erasmus
102
John Florio
108
Thomas Goffe
113
Edmund Halley I 20
120
William Harvey
128
Edward Herbert ist Baron Herbert of Cherbury
134
William Herbert ist Earl of Pembroke
141
Thomas Hobbes
147
William Holder
160
William Oughtred
222
John Pell
229
Sir William Petty
237
Katherine Philips
242
William Prynne
250
Mary Rich Countess of Warwick
261
Sir Henry Savile
267
John Selden
271
William Shakespeare
275
Sir Henry Spelman
281
Sir John Suckling
287
John Tombes
294
William Twisse
300
William de Visscher
307
Walter Warner
315
John Wilmot 2nd Earl of Rochester
321
Glossary of Persons
336
Index
388
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