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.
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have been in danger of being drowned twice.More John Aubrey, quotes [07/11/2011 07:07:02]
He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading.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]
Arise Evans had a fungous nose, and said, it was revealed to him, that the King's hand would cure him, and at the first coming of King Charles II into St. James's Park, he kissed the King's hand, and rubbed his nose with it; which disturbed the King, but cured him.More John Aubrey, quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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