The Ecclesiastical History of England to the Eighteenth Century; In Two Volumes Volume 2

The Ecclesiastical History of England to the Eighteenth Century; In Two Volumes Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1757 edition. Excerpt: ...of him drawn by CARDAN an Italian, the great philosopher of that age, after EDwAmss death, when nothing was to be got by flattery. He passed thro England the summer before the king died, and observing the extraordinary parts and virtues of his majesty, whilst he was sometime at his court, he writes of him afterwards in this manner. " All the graces were in him: He was master of many languages when' he was yet but a child; together with the English, which was his natural tongue, he had both Latin and French, nor was he ignorant, as I hear, of the Greek, Italian and Spanish, and perhaps some more. But for the English, French, and Latin, he was perfect in them, and apt indeed to learn every thing. He had made a proficiency in logick, natural philosophy, and musick. The sweetness of his temper was such as became a mortal; his gravity was suitable to the majesty of a king, and his disposition was conformable to his high degree. was so bred, had such excellent parts, and was of such expectation, that he looked like a miracle of his kind. He was in the fifteenth year of his age when I was with him, when he spoke Latin as readily, and as politely, as I did myself. He asked me what was the subject of my book, V de rerum Varietate," which I had dedicated to him;"---and then the philosopher reciting a conversation which shewed the king's skill in astronomy, continues his panegyrick. " His unusual ingenuity and the sweetness of his temper endeared him to every body that had either sense or virtue. He began to love the liberal arts before he was acquainted with them, and he was acquainted with them in theory before he was of age to reduce them into practise. He gave such promising intimations of carrying human nature to the highest...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911733
  • 9781236911735