Sir Thomas Browne, an English physician and author, born in London, Oct. 19, 1605, died at Norwich, Oct. 19, 1682. After studying at Oxford he took his degree at Leyden, returned to England, and in 1636 established himself at Norwich. His first work, Religio Medici, appeared in 1642. It was a sort of confession of faith, remarkable for its quaint and original fancy, was soon translated into Latin and several continental languages, and gave him a wide reputation. This was followed in 1646 by his "Pseudodoxia Epidemica, or Inquiry into Vulgar Errors," the learning displayed in which is such that it has been called a cyclopaedia of contemporary knowledge. Subsequently appeared his " Hydriota-phia, Urn Burial, or Discourse on Sepulchral Urns." His style abounds in felicitous expressions, but in his eagerness for brevity he often becomes obscure, and no other writer has so freely formed English words from the Latin. His " Christian Morals," a posthumous work, appeared first in 1716, and afterward, with a life of the author by Dr. Johnson, in 1756. His collected works, first published in folio in 1686, were edited by Wilkin (4 vols. 8vo, 1836), and reprinted in Bonn's "Antiquarian Library " (3 vols.).