The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq Volume 3

The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq Volume 3

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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. 1728 edition. Excerpt: ...I am fur. 'HI tnt er tain you very agreeably. There will lelikcwis two Lutet and a Trumpet: Let me beg you to put your sets iuTune, and believe me Your very faithful Servant, Nicholas Humdrum. Obscurisverainvolvens. Virg. AEn. L. 6. Ne 154, Tuesday, April 4. 1710.. Jrw- -iy otwi Apartment, April 3. WE have already examined Homer'sDescription of a Future State, and the Condition in which he hath placed the Souls of the Deceased. I shall in this Taper make some Observations on the Account which Virgil hath given us of the fame Subject, who, besides a Greatness of Genius, had all the Lights of Philosophy and Human Learning to assist and guide him in his Discoveries. AEneas is represented as descending into the Empire Of Death, with a Prophetess by his Side, who instruct kim in the Secrets of those lower Regions Upon the Confines of the Dead, and before the very Gates of this infernal World, Virgil describes several Inhabitants, whose Natures are wonderfully suit, d to the Situation of the Place, as being either ths Occasions or Resemblances of Death. Of the first Kind are the Shadows of Sickness, Old Age, Fear, Famine and Poverty; ( Apparitions very terrible to behold) with several others, as Toil, War, Contention, and Discord, which contribute all of them to people this common Receptacle of human Souls. As this was likewise a very proper Residence for every Thing that resembles Death, the Poet tells us. That Steep, whom he represents as a near Relation to Death, has likewise his Habitation in these Quarters, and describes in them a huge gloomy Elm-Tree, which seems a very proper Ornament for the Place, and it fwfieued bj an ianiuaerable Swarm of Dreams, that 4ang N tf4. TbeTATtBR. itfj hang in Clusters under every Leaf of.show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571312
  • 9781236571311