Eleusinia [By R.T. Fisher]

Eleusinia [By R.T. Fisher]

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...the year springs, bursting unconfined, Glows with full-blossom'd hope, the glory of his kind. ARGUMENT. The grave prospects of age. n. Metaphysical curiosity, iv. A scheme of the progressive Creation and order of the material universe--Dead--Vegetable--Animal, vm. Speculation on the Animal Generations, x. The Creation of Man--His strange and capricious nature, xiv. The progress of Truth, xvn. The Poet covets the skill of Lucretius, to express his ideas of the human soul. xvm. Man's soul compared to a prisoner reading at his lattice. The illustration continued, xxi. Reflections on the soul's attachment to the body, even to the deeming itself a portion of it. Xxiii. Our Doubt, as to what is imperceptible to our senses, xxiv. Ignorance of superior creatures an universal law. xxv. Meditations upon Man's individual Nothingness, xxxi. His consolation. All finite beings bear the same relation to infinity, xxxv. His superiority over the other creatures of the earth, by the bounty of his Maker, xxxvu. The Corporeal Structure of Man--The seat of the Soul--The forehead--the brain--the nerves--A scheme of their operations, Xi.ii. The embodied Soul's capability dependent on the particular structure of its body's organs, xnn. The vibratory system, Xlv. The unpoetical nature of the subject, Xlvi. The affection of Sleep, Xlix. Of Dreaming, Lii. Man's fallibility--Miscalculation of the future--and vain pursuits, Lv. The ambitious, Lvi. The fastidious, Lvii. The social. Lvni. The luxurious, Lix. The learned, Lxi. The religious, Lxii. Invocation of Death, Lxiii. The Poet's address to his Soul.--On its estate after death, Lxvi. His vision of futurity, Lxxvii. He wakes again upon the world--Repents his waste of time. The folly of Poesy, Lxxx. Imaginary distress, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664364X
  • 9781236643643