Proverbs, Chiefly Taken from the Adagia of Erasmus, with Explanations, Vol. 1

Proverbs, Chiefly Taken from the Adagia of Erasmus, with Explanations, Vol. 1 : And Further Illustrated by Corresponding Examples from the Spanish, Italian, French and English Languages (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Proverbs, Chiefly Taken From the Adagia of Erasmus, With Explanations, Vol. 1: And Further Illustrated by Corresponding Examples From the Spanish, Italian, French and English Languages The method that seems to have been fol lowed by Erasmus, in making this collection, was to note every adage he met with in the course of his studies, and as the same sentence occurred in different authors, to observe the sense in which it was used by each of them. He was hence enabled to enrich his work with quotations from many of the earliest Greek and Roman writers, and if not to refer each of the adages to its original author, at the least to name the earliest book in which it occurred. Of these quotations, though many of them are of exquisite beauty, and curiosity. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 29mm | 735g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
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  • 0243199074
  • 9780243199075