4 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2020
    1. discontents

      The Oxford English Dictionary defines "discontent" as "Strong displeasure; indignation."

      "discontent, n.1." OED Online, Oxford University Press, December 2019, www.oed.com/view/Entry/53901. Accessed 7 February 2020.

    1. Passions

      One definition offered by the Oxford English Dictionary for "Passions" is "A painful disorder, ailment, or affliction of the body or a part of the body. Frequently with distinguishing word. Obsolete."

      "passion, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, December 2019, www.oed.com/view/Entry/138504. Accessed 7 February 2020.

    1. Violence

      The Oxford English Dictionary's first definition of "violence" is "The deliberate exercise of physical force against a person, property, etc.; physically violent behaviour or treatment; (Law) the unlawful exercise of physical force, intimidation by the exhibition of such force. Formerly also: †the abuse of power or authority to persecute or oppress (obsolete)."

      "violence, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, December 2019, www.oed.com/view/Entry/223638. Accessed 7 February 2020.

  2. Dec 2019
    1. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

      Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica or Enquiries into very many received tenets and commonly presumed truths (1646), commonly known as Vulgar Errours, was an important text in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. Browne, like Francis Bacon, argued that empirical evidence was necessary to support (or disprove) claims, so his "trial" here likely involved many bird dissections.

      Browne is credited with introducing a number of words to the scientific discourse, including "electricity" and--interesting for our purposes--"computer" and "hallucination."