Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature Volume 8, No. 2

Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature Volume 8, No. 2

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...pro-visions, residis here. This city has eleven other under its jurisdiction; two of which are of the second, and nine of the third class. Hoar-hound, in botany. See Marubium. HOARSENESS, in medicine, a diminution of the voice, commonly attended with a preternatural asperity and roughness thereof. The parts affected are the aspera arteria and larynx. For its causes and cure, fee (the Index subjoined to) Medicine. HOBAL, in mythology, an idol of the ancient Arabs, the worship of which at Mecca was destroyed by Mahomet. HOBBES (Thomas), a famous writer, born at Malmjbury in 1588, was the son of a clergyman. He 4 F com Hobbes, completed his studies at Oxford, and was afterwards V t----governor to the eldest son of William Cavendish earl of Devonshire. He travelled through France and Italy with that young nobleman, and at length applied himself entirely to the study of polite literature. He translated Thucydides into English; and published his translation in 1628, in order to (how his countrymen, from the Athenian history, the disorders and confusions of a democratical government. In 1626 his patron the earl of Devonshire died; and in 1628 his son died also: which loss affected Mr Hobbes to such a degree, that he very willingly accepted an offer made him of going abroad a second time with the son of Sir Gervase Clifton; whom he accordingly accompanied into France, and staid there some time. But while he continued there, he was solicited to return to England, and to resume his concern for the hopes of that family to whom he had attached himself so early, and to which he owed so many and so great obligations. In 1631, the countess" dowager of Devonshire desired to put the young earl under his care, who was then about the age of 13. This was very...show more

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