Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Club Desvelado roared through a Reginald Hill/Patrick Ruell item, courtesy of the library. If we had known, we had not remembered that RH and PR are one and the same. "Beyond the Bone" by Reginald Hill is the "Urn Burial" by Patrick Ruell, originally published in 1975. It's been a long time since I first read "Hydriotaphia." "Who knows whether the best of men be known, or whether there be not more remarkable persons forgot, than any that stand remembered in the known account of time?" There are several on-line shrines devoted to Thomas Browne, each quite individual. A Google search on "urn burial" finds links to cremation urns, garden urns, celtic urns, wrought-iron urns, urns for pet ashes, and many other marvels of the kind. Bartlett's quotations (1919 edition) has many short bits, mostly from "Religio medici," many of which are cited in the works of others up to that time.


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