Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 1 of 2

Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 1 of 2 : Containing an Explication of the Terms, and an Account of the Things Signified Thereby, in the Several Arts, Both Liberal and Mechanical, and the Several Sciences, Human and Divine

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Excerpt from Cyclopaedia, or an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 1 of 2: Containing an Explication of the Terms, and an Account of the Things Signified Thereby, in the Several Arts, Both Liberal and Mechanical, and the Several Sciences, Human and Divine IT may leolr flrange to fay, that the principle is pereifely of the fame kind in them all We are ufed to confider it, in the two firli. As conflirution; in the latter, as difeafe: in the former, it is only occaftonal; in the latter, perpetual: in the one, it is arbitrary, and uncontrollable; in the other, limited, and remained. The barque, in the one cafe, drives of neceiiiry, as wanting cable and anchor to hold her; and in the other, fails out of choice, as finding the wind favourable, and the voyage delirable. But all this amounts to little more than a difference-in degree, between the fiflions of the poet, and thore ofthe lunatic: the' moving principle is the fame in both, though its effefls be various. If the proper balance and-adjullment between the powers of reafon and imagination be wanting, yet they flill retain their nature: as the wind is the fame, whether the pilot direels the helm or not. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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