Long Ago

Long Ago : As Interpreted by the Nineteenth Century (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Long Ago: As Interpreted by the Nineteenth Century Does one take liberties with an old paint ing when he gives it an appropriate frame? Does an astronomer' take liberties with a star when he shows it to us as sextuple and variously col ored? Does a naturalist take liberties with a skeleton when, by the help of 1115 scientific infer ences (if you please, his scientific imagination), he presents it to us in its original flesh and blood and in its native surroundings? Does the micro scopist take liberties with the object in the focus of his instrument when he sees in 1t many particulars not noticed by common Vision and describes them accordingly? Does an artist take liberties with a sketch by Titian when he divines from the few master strokes into which the great master has thrown his whole individual ity'the complete conception as it lay in that mas ter's mind? Does the preacher take liberties with his text when he declines to stop at its sur face meanings, and goes on to set vividly forth other meanings that are implied in these, even to the extent of an entire sermon? 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 | 398 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21mm | 531g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243269846
  • 9780243269846