Here are some other texts, not by or relating to Browne directly:

Henry Peacham's The Valley of Variety

Peacham's 1638 booklet on some practices of the ancients, and of the not quite so ancient.

Edward Browne's Travels Through Germany

Edward Browne's 1677 publication, based on notes made for his father, Sir Thomas Browne, of his trip through Germany in 1668.

Plinies Naturall Historie

Philemon Holland's 1601 translation of the Natural History of Pliny the Elder; progressing slowly, check the index for anything new.

The Golden Trade: Or, A Discovery of the River Gambra

Richard Jobson's famous description of an exploratory trip in Africa, 1620-1621.

The Travailes of an English Man

Containing his Sundrie Calamities indured by the space of twentie and odd yeres in his absence from his native Countrie; wherein is truly decyphered the sundrie shapes of wilde Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Foules, rootes, plants, &c. With the description of a man that appeared in the Sea: and also of a huge Giant brought from China to the King of Spaine. No lesse pleasant than approved. 1591. By Job Hortop.

Les Memoires de Mlle de Montpensier,
La Grande Mademoiselle

The memoirs (in French) of "la Grande Mademoiselle", the daughter of Gaston d'Orléans, grand-daughter of Henri IV and Marie de Médicis, and (of necessity) cousin of Louis XIV. Caution: I haven't proofed them yet.

The History of Pompey the Little

The story of an eighteenth century lap-dog; a novel by Francis Coventry

A Poem not by Sir Thomas Browne

"Indwelling", about which I have received numerous questions because someone out there somewhere has attributed it to Sir Thomas Browne rather than to its author, the poet(aster) T.E. Brown

France and Italy

"The Present State of Manners, Arts, and Politics, of France and Italy, in a series of Poetical Epistles, From Paris, Rome, and Naples, in 1792 and 1793; Addressed to Robert Jephson, Esquire", by John Courtenay (1794); or "John won't like it; he hates everything."

Jane Austen's The History of England

The eighteenth century's Sir Lewis Namier

Mémoires de la Marquise de Créquy

Recollections, published in the early nineteenth century, allegedly by a woman whose life spanned the entire eighteenth century. They must be read to be believed. They are a tremendous mine of falsehoods, many of them still parrotted in French guide-books; and an even more tremendous mine of very funny stories.

Plutarch: De defectu oraculorum

In the translation by Philemon Holland.

Mademoiselle d'Angoulême: Mémoire sur la captivité des princes et princesses ses parens

Memoir written by the surviving child of Louis XVI during her captivity in the Temple.

Mémoires et Souvenirs de Charles Pougens

Memoirs of Charles de Pougens, finished with the Souvenirs of Louise St-Léon. Of interest chiefly for a few anecdotes (one about the painter David) and connection to Madame de Créquy. (These people cry like characters out of Jane Austen's juvenalia.)

Charles Pougens: Jocko

The story of a man and a monkey.

The Adventures of (Mr. T.S.) an English Merchant, taken Prisoner by the Turks of Argiers, and Carried into the Inland Countries of Africa (1670)

Kidnapped and sold into slavery.

François-Augustin Paradis de Moncrif: Les Chats (1727)

A defense of cats.


Here and there in the notes to Sir Thomas are various other texts; to wit, Plutarch's On the "E" at Delphi, Why the Pythia No Longer Delivers Oracles in Verse, and On the Death of Sylla; two of Harmer's Observations: On the manner of reaping in the east and Of the double seed-time in Egypt; C.E. Kellett's Sir Thomas Browne and the Disease called "The Morgellons". A number of smaller texts are also to be found here and there in the notes; a good search engine, however, should already have ferreted them out for you.

This page is part of the Sir Thomas Browne site.


This page is by James Eason.