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... but in order that the noblest truths, worked out by the careful study of great men
, should not be despised by those who are vexed at the idea of taking great pains
with any forms of literature except such as would be profitable, or by those who, ...
Taking this as a starting point, I began to consider the mobility of the Earth; and
although the idea seemed absurd, yet because I knew that the liberty had been
granted to others before me to postulate all sorts of little circles for explaining the
To this answer, in itself sufficient, others add further, that the pattern or image of
the world may be said to be eternal : which the Platonics call " spirit- ualem
mundum " ;** and do in this sort distinguish the idea and creation in time. "
... is possible the mere English reader may have a dif- J\ ferent idea of romance
with the author of these little volumes; and may consequently expect a kind of
entertainment, not to be found, nor which was even intended, in the following
... through the streets in a cart, is struck with an idea of the Ridiculous from it; but if
he should see the same figure descend from his coach and six, or bolt from his
chair with his hat under his arm, he would then begin to laugh, and with justice.
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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