Enlightenment (Ode to Sir Thomas Browne)

Six editions, Whilst you lived! A scientist In your day,   (Or, Natural Philosopher,) Condemning Vulgar Errors:   You showed a toad Would eat a spider, Rather than duel In poisons;   You cast doubt On the unicorn, Hermaphroditic Hare;   You coined exotic Words from Latin: Called things What they were.   So modern…