Cambridge and Its Story

Cambridge and Its Story

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"[...]without a date, or that published by "J. Bateman at the Hat and Star in S. Paul's Churchyard," and dated 1721. As an illustration of the kind of record which passed for history even in the last century, -for the early editions of Hallam's "History of the Middle Ages" bear evidence that that careful historian still gave some credence to these Cambridge fables, -it may be interesting to quote one or two passages from the legendary history of Nicholas Cantelupe, which is prefixed to this English version of Parker's book: - "Anaximander, one of the disciples of Thales, came to this city on account of his Philosophy and great Skill in Astrology, where he left much Improvement in Learning to Posterity. After his Example, Anaxagoras, quitting his Possessions, after a long Peregrination, came to Cambridge, where he writ Books, and instructed the unlearned, for which reason that City was by the People of the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507549407
  • 9781507549407