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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. ---->>>

How these curiosities would be quite forgot, did not such idle fellowes as I put them down. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I have been in danger of being drowned twice. ---->>>

The silver Thames takes some part of this county in its journey to Oxford. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: March 12, 1626
Birthplace: Kington St Michael, Wiltshire
Die: June 7, 1697
Occupation: Writer

John Aubrey FRS (; 12 March 1626 – 7 June 1697), was an English antiquary, natural philosopher and writer. He is perhaps best known as the author of the Brief Lives, his collection of short biographical pieces. He was a pioneer archaeologist, who recorded (often for the first time) numerous megalithic and other field monuments in southern England, and who is particularly noted as the discoverer of the Avebury henge monument (wikipedia)