John Aubrey,

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John Aubrey,

John Aubrey,

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, [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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, [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellowes as I put them down.More John Aubrey, [07/11/2011 07:07:56]
I have been in danger of being drowned twice.More John Aubrey, [07/11/2011 07:07:02]
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, [07/11/2011 07:07:09]
The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men.More John Aubrey, [07/11/2011 07:07:15]
The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford.More John Aubrey, [07/11/2011 07:07:21]
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, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellows as I am put them down.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He (Thomas Hobbes) walked much and contemplated, and he had in the head of his staff a pen and ink-horn, carried always a notebook in his pocket, and as soon as a thought darted, he presently entered it into his book, or otherwise he might perhaps haMore John Aubrey, [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, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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, [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.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My dad was a pretty poor guy, he didn't have a whole lot of money. He always wanted something for my brother and myself, some kind of business. He'd asked the owners of this course to call him if it ever came up for sale, and one day, they called. I had a scholarship offer to Ohio State and my dad said, 'Son, what do you want to do, cut grass or go to school?' I said, what do you want me to do, Dad? He said, 'Well, I can't afford any help.' I said, 'No problem, Dad, I'll help you cut grass.' Looking back, I think I madMore John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To make a hole-in-one in a major, that was great, ... It's an honor for me to play in a major with all these great players and be under par... and then make a hole-in-one to boot. That might put me in the history books.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't know that I'd really want to do this full time, ... I enjoy my family and cutting the grass at home. There's more in life than golf. I enjoy the game but I don't know if I could do it every day. If I go practice, I practice for an hour. The guys out here practice for six hours. I couldn't do that. I've never had the length, I'm not that strong of a guy. I hit it 250, 260, I hit it very straight and I'm not a bad putter. You have to do this all the time to get the nerves. I don't know if I have the nerves for thMore John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He was so fair that they called him the lady of Christ's College.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is to some men a great Lechery in Lying, and imposing on the understandings of beleeving people.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have heard him [William Harvey] say, that after his Booke of the Circulation of the Blood came-out, that he fell mightily in his Practize, and that 'twas beleeved by the vulgar that he was crack-brained.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He [William Harvey] did not care for chymistrey, and was wont to speake against them with an undervalue.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mr Hooke sent, in his next letter [to Sir Isaac Newton] the whole of his Hypothesis, scil that the gravitation was reciprocall to the square of the distance: ... This is the greatest Discovery in Nature that ever was since the World's Creation. It was never so much as hinted by any man before. I wish he had writt plainer, and afforded a little more paper.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
About Thomas Hobbes: He was 40 years old before he looked on geometry; which happened accidentally. Being in a gentleman's library, Euclid's Elements lay open, and "twas the 47 El. libri I" [Pythagoras' Theorem]. He read the proposition "By God", sayd he, "this is impossible:" So he reads the demonstration of it, which referred him back to such a proposition; which proposition he read. That referred him back to another, which he also read. Et sic deinceps, that at last he was demonstratively convinced of that truth. ThMore John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford.More John Aubrey, [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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