The first sense he had of God was when he was eleven years old at Chigwell being retired into a chamber alone: he was so suddenly surprised with a sense of inward comfort and (as he thought) an external glory in the room that he had many times said that from thence he has the Seal of Divinity and Immortality, that there was a God and that the soul of man was capable of enjoying his divine communications.
How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellows as I am put them down.
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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.’
|Birth:||12th March, 1626|
|Death:||7th June, 1697|
|Profession:||Antiquarian, Author, Biographer, Historian, Philosopher|
John Aubrey was born in Wiltshire, England. He was an English antiquary, biographer, historian, natural philosopher and author. He studied at Trinity College, Oxford University. He is perhaps best known as the author of the Brief Lives, his collection of short biographical pieces. He early displayed his interest in antiquities by calling attention to the prehistoric stones at Avebury, Wiltshire. His literary and scientific interests won him a fellowship of the Royal Society in 1663. Meanwhile, in his travels in England and Europe, he became entangled in love suits and lawsuits and avoided creditors. In 1667, he met the historian and antiquarian Anthony à Wood and began gathering materials for Wood’s projected Athenae Oxonienses, a vast biographical dictionary of Oxford writers and ecclesiastics. He wrote several books include: Miscellanies, Lives of Eminent Men, Natural History of Wiltshire, Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme, and Monumenta Britannica.
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