Oeuvres de Saint Francois de Sales Volume 4

Oeuvres de Saint Francois de Sales Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...among the Greeks and Romans.--Nature and Education never feparated among the Egyptians.--Where that feparation is made, the characters of men can never be perfect.--Of the manner of living of the Egyptian Pricfti.--This too qualified them to excell in arts andfcienccs, --In this likewife very different from men of fcience in other countries.--It-was therefore necejfary, that they fhould excell the Greeks and every other nation in arts and philo/ophy.--The Egyptians had not among them the arts of poetry and rhetoric.--Nor did they cultivate mufic fo much as the Greeks did, as it was no art of pleafure among them.--Sculpture and painting praRifcd a-mong the Egyptians, but more cultivated among the Greeks.--The Greek Greek genius, particularly fuited for the fine arts, --Of the clect ion of the Kings in Egypt.--The Priefls there-were electors--but had not fo great power over the Kings, as the Priefts of Ethiopia had, though the Egyptians 'were a colony of Ethiopians, and though there was a great Jimilarity of cuftoms and manners in the two nations.--Of the divi/ion of land in Egypt. HAVING faid fo much in the preceding chapter of government in general, and of the different governments of different nations, I come now to fpeak of the government of Egypt. That Egypt had very early a regular form of government, I think I have proved very clearly, as early as the days of Jofeph. Nor does it appear, that there was in any other country, at that time, a regular form of polity except in India; but which, I fhall fhow very clearly in the fequel, came from Egypt: And this being the cafe, it is evident, that this great and moft ufeful art of government was invented in Egypt, as well as the other arts I have mentioned. In every country, where there is a regular.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666410
  • 9781236666413