But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity. … 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.

Thomas Browne (1605-1682) English physician and author
Urn-Burial (1658)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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