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" The earth is a point not only in respect of the heavens above us, but of that heavenly and celestial part within us. That mass of flesh that circumscribes me, limits not my mind. That surface that tells the heavens it hath an end, cannot persuade me I... "
The New Monthly Magazine - Sivu 17
1833
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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - 1993 - 305 sivua
...representation."63 As Browne, also aware of this "punctual spot," says: The earth is a point not onely in respect of the heavens above us, but of that heavenly and celestiall part within us: that masse of flesh that circumscribes me, limits not my mind: that surface...
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Rewriting the Self: Histories from the Renaissance to the Present

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 1997 - 283 sivua
...microcosme of mine owne frame'. But this somatic definition of the self soon collapses: 'that masse of flesh that circumscribes me, limits not my mind: that surface that tells the heavens it hath an end, cannot persuade me I have any. Browne was no Cartesian. Yet his distinction between...
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Not of this World: A Treasury of Christian Mysticism

James S. Cutsinger - 2003 - 279 sivua
...altitude; for I am above Atlas's shoulders and, though I seem on earth to stand, on tiptoe in heaven. The earth is a point, not only in respect of the heavens...limits not my mind: that surface that tells the heavens it hath an end cannot persuade me I have any. I take my circle to be above three hundred and sixty,...
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Miscellaneous Works of Sir Thomas Browne: With Some Account of the Author ...

Sir Thomas Browne - 1831 - 304 sivua
...perusing only my condition and fortunes, do err in my altitude ; for I am above Atlas his shoulders. The earth is a point not only in respect of the heavens above us, but of heavenly and celestial part within us. That V {( mass of flesh that circumscribes me, limits not my...




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