The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Volume 8

The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Volume 8

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...He treats the same subjects in the same manner, and though his language is more artiQcial, it is similar in harshness and occasional barbarisms. His eloquence is admired, however, by Jerome and even by Lactantius. In credulity he appears to have had but few equals, if indeed he believed all the miraculous stories he relates; for besides his own continual visions, he seriously appeals not only to the deeds of demoniacs or rather maniacs, and to the dreams of poor and ignorant women, but to the revelations of ' little boys full of the Holy Ghost.' (Epist. 9.) That St. Cyprian's visions happened generally to authorizo some act of episcopal power unapproved by his clergy and people is indeed a fact which cannot but suggest a doubt of their reality. There are several good editions of his works, among which may be mentioned that of the ' Opera Omnia, ' Oxford, fol.. 1682, and Amsterdam, 1700; but the editio optima is that of Paris, in fol., 1726. The following translation of the whole is in general accurate and faithful: 'The genuine Works of St. Cyprian, with his Life, as written by his Deacon Pontius, all done into English from the Oxford edition, and illustrated with notes, by Nathaniel Marshall, LL.B., ' fol., 1717. The whole works and life have also been translated into French, by Lombert, 1682. Translations of separate tracts are very numerous. That On Mortality, with others, is Englished by Elyot, 1534; by Brende, 1553; by Story, 1556; and by Lupset, 1560. On the Lord's Prayer, by Paynel, 1539. On Virgins, by Barksdale, 1675. On the Unity of the Church, by Bishop Fell, 4o., 1681; and by Horsburgh, 1815. (Watt's Bibliothec.) The life and martyrdom of Cyprian, by Pontius, his intimate friend, is still extant, and printed in several editions of the.show more

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  • Paperback | 700 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,229g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516672
  • 9781236516671