John Aubrey,

John Aubrey,

was an English antiquary and writer, best known as the author of the collection of short biographical pieces usually referred to as Brief Lives and as the discoverer of the Aubrey holes in Stonehenge.
If Solomon counts the day of one's death better than the day of one's birth, there can be no objection why that also may not be reckoned amongst one's remarkable and happy days.More John Aubrey, quotes [07/11/2011 07:07:09]
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.''More John Aubrey, quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mr. William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in the county of Warwick. His father was a butcher, and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbors, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style and make a speech. Ben Jonson and he did gather humors of men daily wherever they came.More John Aubrey, quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I couldn't see it go in because of the mound in front of the green, ... I knew it was going to be close.More John Aubrey, quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More John Aubrey, quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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