History and likes
Technically speaking, I'm a Norvicensian, born and bred in the fine city of Norwich, but preferring the word-play of Norwikian here for obvious reasons.
Sir Thomas Browne
I've assisted in the 21st century revival of interest in Sir Thomas Browne ( along with W. G. Sebald to whom I chatted to about the 17th century physician-philosopher on several occasions) which has coincided with the development of the Internet and World Wide Web.
Appropriately for Wikipedia Browne wrote an encyclopaedia which revels in the glorious Latin title of Pseudodoxia Epidemica (1646) in whose pages hundreds of words are introduced into the English language, many of a scientific or medical nature, including - 'ambidextrous','antediluvian', 'analogous', 'approximate', 'ascetic', 'anomalous', 'carnivorous', 'coexistence' 'coma', 'compensate', 'computer', 'cryptography', 'cylindrical', 'disruption', 'electrical' 'electricity' 'ergotisms', 'exhaustion', 'ferocious', 'follicle', 'generator', 'gymnastic', 'hallucination','herbaceous', 'holocaust', 'insecurity', 'indigenous', 'jocularity', 'literary', 'locomotion', 'medical', 'migrant', 'mucous', 'perspire', 'prairie', 'prostate', 'polarity', 'precocious', 'pubescent', 'therapeutic', 'suicide', 'ulterior', 'ultimate' and 'veterinarian'.
Browne's relationship to alchemy
Best pages started on Wikipedia 2003 - 2016
- Joseph Stannard 2004
All transcriptions of Browne's shorter writings 2005
- Expanded single sentence stub on Gerhard Dorn 2006
- The Fiery Angel (novel) March 2009
- Argyle Street, Norwich October 2013
- Atalanta Fugiens August 2014
Expanded and elaborated on Michel de Ghelderode April 2015
New pages The Wandering Unicorn April 2015
Thomas Rawlins (sculptor) March 2016
See also Category:Esoteric Norwich - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Esoteric_Norwich
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