The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esquire Volume 2

The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esquire Volume 2

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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. 1723 edition. Excerpt: ...Raptures, and' gave such high and delightful Sensations, as seemed to animate and raise Humane Nature above it selfl This made me very much 'amazed 4 'to nd so very few in that innumerable Multi, who had Ears fine enough to hear or rethis Mustek with Pleasure: But my Wonder ed, when, upon looking round me, I saw: of them attentive to three Sirens cloathed Goddesses, and distinguished by the Names loth, Ignorance, and Pteasure. They were seated three Rocks, amidst a beautiful Variety of ves, Meadows, and Rivulets; that lay on the ders of the Monntain. While the base and veling Multitude of disferent Nations, Ranks Ages, were listening to these delusive Dei, those of a more erect Aspect, and exalted rit, separated themselves from the rest, and rched in great Bodies towards the Mountain m whence they heard the Sound, which still!w sweeter, the.more they listened to it. 3N a sudden, methought this select Band ang forward, with a Resolution to climb the cent, and follow the Call of that Heavenly usick. Every one took something with him at he thought might be of Assistance to him in; March. Several had their Swords drawn, some rried Rolls of Paper in their Hands, . some had nmpaffes, others Quadrants, others Telescopes, id others Pencils: Some had Laurels on their cads, and others Buskins on their Legs: In ort, there was scarce any Instrument of a Mejanick Art or Liberal Science, which wasnot.ade Use of on this Occasion. My good D, cmon, ho stood.at my Right Hand during the Course f this whole Vision, observing in me a: burning lesire to join that glorious Company, told me, e highly approved that generous Ardor with fhich I seemed transported; but at the same ime advised me to cover my Face with a Mask.11 the while I was to labour on the Ascent....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657270X
  • 9781236572707