The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Samuel Daniel Volume 3

The Complete Works in Verse and Prose of Samuel Daniel Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Mytheologers, who will make somwhat to feeme any thing, are so vnfaithfull to themfelues, as they haue left vs no certaine way at all, but a tract of confufion, to take our courfe at aduen ture. And therefore owing no homage to their intricate obferuations, we were left atTTibeTtie to take no other knowledge of them, then fitted our prefent purpofe, nor-t u lu, !/ ) were tied by any lawes of Heraldry to range them otherwife in their precidenciesPfben they fell out to stand with the nature of the matter in hand. And 60 in thefe cafes it may well feeme ingenerosum sapere sohim ex commentarijs quasi maiorum inuenta industriae noftrae viam precluscrit, quasi in nobis offaeta fit vis naturae, nihil ex separere, or that there can be nothing done authenticall, vnlesse we obferue all the strict rules of the booke. And therefore we tooke their aptest reprefentations that lay best and eafiest for vs. And first prefented the Hieroglephick of Empire and Dominion, as the ground and matter whereon this glory of State is built. Then 70 thofe blessings and beauties that preserue and adorne it: As armed policie, loue, Religion, Chastitie, wealth, happinesse, Concord, Iustice, florifhing feafons, plenty: and lastly power by fea, -as to imbound and circle the greatnes of dominion by land. And to this purpofe were thefe Goddesses thus prefented in their proper and feuerall attyres, bringing in their hands the particular figures of their power which they gaue to the Temple of Peace, erected vpon foure pillars, reprefenting the foure Vertues that fupported a 80 Globe of the earth. First, Iuno in a skie-colour mantle imbrodered with gold, and figured with Peacocks feathers, wearing a Crowne of gold on her head, prefents a Scepter. Pallas (which wasshow more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542282
  • 9781236542281