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Thomas Browne

Question 1:

Locate the specific passage in Pseudoxia Epidemica where Browne first uses the term "electricity".

In what section does Browne first use the word? Is there another place in the book where Browne suggests more information about electricity can be found?

Question 2:

What specifically is Browne writing about when he uses the term "electricity" for the first time?

Question 3:

Now read the chapter with the longer discussion of electricity?

Question 4:

Is Browne's use of the term "electricity" different from Gilbert's earlier use of related words?

Question 5:

What does Browne claim that electricity is?

Question 6:

How does your answer relate to the question of who first introduced the word electricity into the English language?

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