Hydriotaphia and the Garden of Cyrus. --

Hydriotaphia and the Garden of Cyrus. --

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...as Hermes the secretary of Osyris, figuring2 the whole world, the motion of the planets, with eclipses of sun and moon. 11 Physicians are net without the use of this in ligatures, decussation in several operations, in ligatures instrumenTs', anc union of dissolved continuities. Mechanics make use hereof in forcipal organs, and instruments of incision; wherein who can but magnify the power of decussation, inservient to contrary ends, solution and consolidation, union and division, illustrable from Aristotle in the old nucifragium, or nutcracker, and the instruments of evulsion, compression, or incision; which 1 In Eustathius, his Comment upon Homer. 2 Plato. consisting of two vectes, or arms, converted CHAP. II. towards each other, the innitency and stress being made upon the hypomochlion, or fulci-ment in the decussation, the greater compres-sion is made by the union of two impulsors. The Roman battalia1 was ordered after this 12 manner, whereof as sufficiently known, Virgil in the Roman hath left but an hint, and obscure intimation. For Grecian' thus were the maniples and cohorts of the hastati, cavalry; principes, and triarii placed in their bodies, wherein consisted the strength of the Roman 114 battle. By this ordination they readily fell into IZZI IZZI ZZ IZZI CZ r izz tzzi zz izz-IZZI ZZ CZZI CZZ IZZ1 each other; the hastati being pressed, handsomely retired into the intervals of the principes, these into that of the triarii, which making as it were a new body, might jointly renew the battle, wherein consisted the secret of their successes. And therefore it was remarkably singular in the battle of Africa, that Scipio, fearing a rout from the elephants of the enemy, 1 In the disposure of the legions in the wars of the republick, ..show more

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