Brief Lives by John Aubrey

"Brief Lives" is a collection of short biographical sketches of the author's contemporaries, written in the 17th century. The book provides an intimate and informal look at the lives of notable figures of the time, including scientists, writers, politicians, and philosophers. The author's unique style blends gossip, anecdote, and personal observations, offering a fascinating and often humorous glimpse into the personalities and private lives of his subjects.

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