Essai Sur L'Homme

Essai Sur L'Homme : Traduit de L'Anglais (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Essai sur l'Homme: Traduit de l'Anglais Of the Nature and State of Man with respect to the Universe. Awake, my St. John! Leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of kings. Let us - since life can little more supply Than just to look about us, and to die Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man A mighty maze! But not without a plan A wild, where weeds and flow'rs promiscuous shoot; Or garden, tempting with forbidden fruit. Together let us beat this ample field, Try what the open, what the covert yield; The latent tracts, the giddy heights, explore Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar; Eye nature's walks, shoot folly as it flics, And catch the manners living as they rise Laugh Where we must, be candid where we can But vindicate the ways of God to man. 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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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Forgotten Books
  • French
  • 5 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243032595
  • 9780243032594