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467 to 471
Religio Medici, with Editor's Preface and Postscript, Digby's
i to xxxii 1 to 158
159 to end.
267 to 384
385 to 540
I to 374
1 to 86
87 to 184
PSEUDODOXIA EPIDEMICA, books 4 to 7 ..
Book IV. The particular part continued; of popular errors
representations in pictures; of many popular customs, fc.
phical, geographical, and historical
historical, and some deduced from Scripture
THE GARDEN OF CYRUS
Editor's Preface to these three tracts
185 to 293
295 to 374
375 to 448
449 to 496
497 to 505
Editor's Preface to the volume
LETTER TO A FRIEND, &c. with Editor's Preface
CHRISTIAN MORALS, &c. with Editor's Preface
MISCELLANY TRACTS, &c. with Editor's Preface
LATIN LETTERS FROM THEODORE JONAS ..
Dr. Thomas BROWNE'S JOURNEY WITH DR. Plot
An Account of the ManuscrIPT COLLECTIONS of Sir Thomas
and Dr. Edward Browne
Index to the four volumes
1 to 32
37 to 52
53 to 114
115 to 256
256 to 270
271 to 456
458 to 462
463 to 476
477 to end.
NEARLY twelve years have elapsed since the present edition was undertaken; and it affords me no small gratification to have at length accomplished, however imperfectly, a task which has been attended by a degree of labour proportioned to the difficulty of the work, and the competency of the workman. The delay, though not 'my own, and incurred in the hope of securing a corresponding advantage to my readers, cannot, I fear, be justified :—and, when I consider how often plans have been defeated, assurances forfeited, and character thus sacrificed, by a spirit of procrastination, I cannot but rejoice that my own intentions have survived that which threatened their frustration, and that I have been permitted, though Jate, to redeem my pledge by the publication of these volumes.
Respecting the Works of Sir Thomas Browne, I need say the less here, because explanatory prefaces accompany the principal of them. Religio Medici, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, and the volume containing Hydriotaphia and the Garden of Cyrus, were published by himself; after his decease, and in consonance no doubt with his understood intentions, appeared the Miscellany Tracts, Letter to a Friend, Posthumous Works, and Christian Morals. The last of these, we are informed by his daughter, was “a continuation of his Religio Medici, drawn up in his elder years," and seems to have been left in readiness for the press. Of his lesser pieces he had probably intended to make a complete collection, and either publish, or leave them for publication in a revised form; for he has informed us himself that he had “ some miscellaneous tracts which might be published.”? The collection which was brought out by Abp. Tenison does not appear to me to have been so complete or so revised and arranged, as the author would have left it. Generally speaking, I have arranged the works according to the date of their publication ; deviating only occasionally in order to place similar subjects together. On this principle I have placed the Miscellany Tracts last, because the hitherto unpublished works which follow are also miscellaneous.
It will be expected that I should say a few words respecting the Life and CORRESPONDENCE, which occupy the first volume. The only original and authentic biographical materials which exist re
1 See last page of Supplementary Memoir, and Archdeacon Jeffery's Preface to the Christian Morals.
? Vol. i, p. 468.