Alexander Nazaryan on a new New York Review of Books Classics edition of Thomas Browne’s “Religio Medici” (“A Doctor’s Faith”), and “Urne-Buriall”: http://nyr.kr/SoPz6L
Browne can be boring and difficult. His works are dense forests of allusion through which you hack, sentence by tangled sentence. Unless you use words like “eleemosynary” in casual conversation, a dictionary might help.
Your reward is bright meadows of insight…
Painting by Joan Carlile, via Wikimedia Commons.