Percy Society Volume 18

Percy Society Volume 18

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...to gyve hym knowynge. Wherfore the eres are but an intres To commyn wytte that sheweth the perfytnes. The mouth tasteth both swete and bytternes, But the comyn wyt decerneth proprely /Yf it be soure or replete wyth swetenes; Nor yet the handes fele nothyng certaynly, But the comyn wytte decerneth subtylly Whether it be harde, moyst, or dry_nes, Hote, hevy, softe, or yet colde, doutles. WY" Thus comyn wytte worketh wonderly, Upon the v. gates whyche are receptatyve Of every thynge for to-take inwardly, By the comyn wytte to be aflyrmatyve Or by decernynge to be negatyve; __The comyn wytte, the fyrst of wyttes all, Is to decerne all thinges. in generall. And than, secondly, ymagynacyon; Whan the comyn wytte hath the thingc electe, It werketh by all due inclynacyon leqp For to brynge the mater to the hole eifecte; And fantasy than hath the hole aspecte, The ymagyned matter to bring to finysshement, Wyth good desyre and inwarde judgement. And estymacion doth well comprehende--The space, the place, and all the purveyaunce At what time the power might entende To brynge the cause unto perfyte utteraunce. Often it weyeth the cause in balaunce, 'By estymacyon ony thinge is nombred, 31'" By length or shortnes how it is accombred. Fyftly, the mynde, whan the fourth have wrought, Retayned all tyll the minde have 'made ' An outwarde knowlege to the mater thought, Bycause nothynge shall declyne and fade, --It kepeth the mater nothynge rethrogarde, But dyrectly, tyll the minde have proved All suche maters whyche the iiij. have moved. Plauto, the connynge and famous clerkc, That well expert was in phylosophy; I' 3-91 Doth right reherse upon natures werke, How that she werketh upon all wonderly, Bothe for to minysshe and to. multeply, In sondry...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900863
  • 9781236900869