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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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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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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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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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Love, Poetry, and Immortality: Luminous Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - 1998 - 122 lehte
...sexual intercourse as trivial, vulgar, foolish, odd, and unworthy. He wrote: (158) 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 can commit in all his life,...
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Democratizing Sir Thomas Browne: Religio Medici and Its Imitations

Daniela Havenstein, Junior Research Fellow in English Literature Daniela Havenstein - 1999 - 232 lehte
...may serve as a paradigm: I could be content rhat we might procreate like trees, wuhout conjuncrion, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial I and vulgar way of coition; It is the foolishest act a wise man commus m all his life, nor is there...
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A Book I Value: Selected Marginalia

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2003 - 245 lehte
...should love you better than all others — but not to wish that a Wife should. [#37[ 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 life, nor is there any thing that will more deject his...
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Selected Writings

Sir Thomas Browne - 2003 - 168 lehte
...and erooked pieee ot man. I eould be eomem that we might proereate like trees, without eonjunetion, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of eoition. It is the ttiolishest aet a wise man eommtts in all his life, nor is there anything that will...
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International Women's Rights Cases

Robyn Emerton, Andrew Byrnes, Kirstine Adams, Jane Connors - 2005 - 878 lehte
...the whole world, and the breath of God; woman the rib and crooked piece of man. I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction...there were any way to perpetuate the world without the trivial and vulgar way of union. However, the Senior District Magistrate of Muleba, Mr LS Ngonyani,...
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The Affairs of Women: A Modern Miscellany

Colin Bingham - 2006 - 240 lehte
...is of any use whatsoever. Every time you confront the unknown. /-, . CLAUDE ANET I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction,...perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of union: it is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life. ... I speak not in prejudice, nor...
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