Tuesday, September 05, 2006


'My head was alwaies working; never idle, and even travelling (which from 1649 till 1670 was never off my horsback) did gleane som observations, of which I have a collection in folio of 2 quiers of paper + a dust basket, some wherof are to be valued'
John Aubrey, Brief Lives (1693)

1 comment:

adam said...

Great book that. It evokes two memories for me: reading bits of it out to Annabel in my room back in '99, when i was a-wooing her, and you using the word quier (spelled quire possibly) in a game of scrabble with me and Jo in Univ bar. You may have won.