A New and General Biographical Dictionary; Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Ev

A New and General Biographical Dictionary; Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Ev

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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. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ... and rius, &c. to take his degrees in it; but two books, that were then public e', tc. lislled' drew him off from this Pursuit-These were " The p. 1 j.' '" Principles of Des Cartes," and B6chart's Sacred Geo "graphy." He was a great admirer of Des Cartes, and adhered to his philosophy for many years j but afterwards saw the the falseness and vanity of it, and, as we shall see, wrote against it also. "A lesson of caution this," fays his elogist, ' to all, to embrace no system whatever, till they have care' fully examined the principles on which it is built: since "even the wisest and most discerning men are through such "rashness or inadvertency liable to be deceived." Bochart's geography made a vast impression upon him, as well on account of the immense erudition with which it abounded, as by the presence of its author, who was minister of the Protestant church at Caen. This book was full of Greek and Hebrew learning, and inspired Huet with an ardent desire of mastering those languages; who, to forward his way to Comment. them, contracted a friendship with Bochart, and put himself rius, &c. under his directions. P 4 41 At the age of 20 years and one day, he was delivered by the custom of Normandy from the tuition of his guardians: and soon after took a journey to Paris, not so much out of curiosity to fee that place, as for the fake of purchasing books, and making himself acquainted with the learned men of the times. He soon became known to Sirmond, Petavius, Vavassor, Naude, and, in short, to almost all the scholars in France. About two years after, he had also an opportunity of introducing himself to the learned in Holland: for Christina of Sweden having invited...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530934
  • 9781236530936