The Original Works of William King; Now First Collected Volume 1

The Original Works of William King; Now First Collected Volume 1

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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. 1776 edition. Excerpt: ... and sciences; and their want of printed translations stiews their very great improvement: for the Danes, generally understanding Latin, English, French, Italian, and German languages, -have no Occasion for them; and yet in the public library there are abundance of translations of all forts, of both ancient and modern authors. Printing is indeed much dearer than in Holland and Germany; which is the reason why the " Atlas Danicus" of Petrtis Resenius lies fairly written in the library; the nobility and gentry have likewise their libraries in very good order; and there is nothing that I can simd wanting, but fatirical pamphlets and seditious Jlibelsj The Author fays, " there is no intention here, ot tolerable imitation of what is brought in to them by strangers," p. 2$$i But I cannot believe it, when I hear that Thomas Bartholinus e has November i660; to October i666, he spent entirely on his travels, through Germany, Holland, England, France, and Italy; and contracted an intimacy with the most eminent men in each kingdom. On his return til Denmark, he resumed his prosessorship; was made a counsellor in the supreme council of iustice in i686, and of the royal chancery in 1689, He died Oct. 3, i690. Born at Copenhagen, Oct. io, i6i6; he died Dec. 4, i680.--His father (named Caspar) was eminently distinguished both as a physician and a divine. He was born Feb. i2, i585, and was remarkable for his early capacity. In his thirteenth year, he composed Greek and liatin Orations, and pronounced them publicly. He was offered the prosessorship of anatomy at Naples, and of Greek at Sedan; but resused both. He took his doctor's degree in ph j lick at Padua in i6i8. On his return to Copenhas found the vasa lymfhatica; as his son Caspar, still...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548221
  • 9781236548221