Religio Medici: Part One, Paragraphs 36-70

We are only that amphibious piece between a corporal and spiritual Essence, that middle form that links those two together, and makes good the Method of GOD and Nature, that jumps not from extremes, but unites the incompatible distances by some middle and participating natures. That we are the breath and similitude of GOD, it is indisputable, and upon the record of Holy Scripture; but to call ourselves a Microcosm, or little World, I thought it only a pleasant trope of rhetoric, till my near judgement and second thoughts told me there was a real truth therein.

By Thomas Browne

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