Liber Facetiarum

Liber Facetiarum : Being a Collection of Curious and Interesting Anecdotes (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Liber Facetiarum: Being a Collection of Curious and Interesting Anecdotes IT has long been a practice amongst men of letters, to collect and record the apothegms of distinguished persons. The laconic apothegms, and apothegms of kings, princes, 80c. Of Plutarch were the most admired by the ancients of all the works of that amiable author. Sparta, indeed, was the native land of fine rapartee, pleasant re counter, and the real salt of jocularity; and the value of publications of this kind is still sufficient ly proved by their number. It is in these We en liven our solitary hours, or find relaxation from fatiguing studies. They prepare us for society, by storing our minds with interesting conversation; and by sharpening the useful but difficult talent of raillery. They are pleasant companions in our travels. They make us acquainted with the cha racters they mention, in as much as each particular anecdotelis a kind of mirror, reflecting some men tal qualification of the person it describes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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 more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 490g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243315287
  • 9780243315284