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" I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition. "
Sylva: Or, The Wood: Being a Collection of Anecdotes, Dissertations ... - Page 41
by Ralph Heathcote - 1786 - 315 lehte
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The Meaning of Life: Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - 1994 - 282 lehte
...sexual intercourse as trivial, vulgar, foolish, odd, and unworthy. He wrote: (605) I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction,...were any way to perpetuate the world without this triviall and vulgar way of coition. It is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life, nor...
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Selected Writings

Sir Thomas Browne - 1995 - 168 lehte
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Clandestine Marriage in England, 1500-1850

R. B. Outhwaite - 1995 - 196 lehte
...(1605-82), that man had developed some other way of reproduction : I could be content [wrote Browne] that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction,...way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and worldly way of union : it is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life, nor is there anything...
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The Real History of the Rosicrucians

Edward Wait - 1996 - 311 lehte
...are we? I could be content that we might raise each other from death to life as ?>.osie Crucians doe without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vain way of coition as Dr Brown calls it. It is foolishest act a wise man commits all his life, nor...
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Osler: Inspirations from a Great Physician

Charles S. Bryan - 1997 - 253 lehte
...reinforced by the musings of Sir Thomas Browne concerning the dangers of passion: I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction,...this trivial and vulgar way of coition; It is the most foolish act a wise man commits in all his life, nor is there anything that will more deject his...
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The Merry Heart: Reflections on Reading, Writing, and the World of Books

Robertson Davies - 1997 - 385 lehte
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 lehte
...last, I made a speech about two problems of our country — energy and malaise. I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction,...world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition. THOMAS BROWNE, (1605-1682) British physician, author. Religio Medici, pt. 2, set. 9 (1643). 2 A hen...
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A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-century Witchcraft Prosecution

Gilbert Geis, Ivan Bunn, Professor Emeritus of Criminology Law and & Society Gilbert Geis - 1997 - 284 lehte
...distaste for sexual intercourse. "I could be content," he wrote as a young man, before his marriage, "that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction,...were any way to perpetuate the world without this triviall and vulgar way of coition; It is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life."102...
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Chambers Dictionary of Quotations

Dr Gary Jones, Chambers Editors - 1996 - 1515 lehte
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The Bible, Protestantism, and the Rise of Natural Science

Peter Harrison - 2001 - 313 lehte
...in reversing. (Sir Thomas Browne was an exception, admitting in Religio Medici: 'I could be content that we might procreate like trees without conjunction,...this trivial and vulgar way of coition. It is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his 49 James Turner, One Flesh: Paradisal Marriage and Sexual...
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