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Nay, it were not hard to express the one by the other, very near the life, did not
craft in many, fear in the most, and the world's love in all, teach every capacity,
according to the compass it hath, to qualify and make over their inward
... wanteth terms to express it. For what reason of man (whom the curse of
presumption hath not stupefied) hath doubted, that infinite power (of which we
can comprehend but a kind of shadow, " quia comprehensio est intra terminos,
qui infinito ...
assisted by exquisite instruments; such experiments, I mean, as are skilfully and
artificially devised for the express purpose of determining the point in question.
To the immediate and proper perception of the sense therefore I do not give
... expose him in some absurd or monstrous attitude, than to express the
affections of men on canvas. It hath been thought a vast commendation of a
painter to say his figures seem to breathe; but surely it is a much greater and
nobler applause, ...
When this wild and barbarous jargon was first reduced to an alphabet, every
penman endeavored to express, as he could, the sounds which he was
accustomed to pronounce or to receive, and vitiated in writing such words as
were already ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
The books that started it all for me - I started a vigorous campaign of self-education when I was in freshman year of high-school by reading all of these. It took well over a year, but I managed to ... Leer comentario completo
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First inspired by Emerson's observation about the sheer volume of volumes available to read ("There are 850,000 volumes in the Imperial Library at Paris. If a man were to read industriously from dawn ... Leer comentario completo