Brief Lives

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Brief Lives is a book by John Aubrey. It’s a collection of biographies that Aubrey wrote about, among others, Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, John Dee, Thomas Browne, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Halley, Ben Jonson, Thomas Hobbes, William Petty and William Shakespeare. Aubrey wrote the book while collecting information for a scholar named Anthony Wood.