The Travels of Cyrus with a Discourse Upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans

The Travels of Cyrus with a Discourse Upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...until that time good princes may alleviate the miseries of men, but they cannot entirely cure them. You, continued Mercury, are of the race of the ancient kings of Egypt, and are destined by the great Osiris to reform that kingdom by your wise laws. He has preserved you only that you may one day make other men happy: you will very soon see your own country -. He said, and of a sudden rose into the air; his body became transparent and disappeared by degrees, like the morning star which flies at the approach of aurora. He had a crown upon his head, wings at his feet, and held in his hand a caduceus; upon his flowing robe were all the hieroglyphics which Trismegistus afterwards made use of to express the mysteries of theology and of nature. Meris the first, who then reigned in Egypt, heing admonished by the Gods, in a dream, of all that passed in the desert island, sent thither for the savage philosopher, and perceiving the conformity between his story and the divine dream, adopted him foi hi son. Trismegistus, after the death of that prince, ascended the throne, and made Egypt for a long time happy by his wise laws. He wrote several books, which contained the divinity, philosophy and policy of the Egyptians. The first Hermes has invented the ingenious art of expressing all sorts of sounds by the different combination of a few letters; an invention most wonder-- fitl for its simplicity, but not sufficiently admired, because it is common. Besides this manner of writing, there was another, which was consecrated to divine things, and which few-persons understood. Trismegistus expressed the virtues and the passions of the soul, the actions and attributes of the Gods, by the figures of animals, insects, plants, stars and divers other symbolical...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610180
  • 9781236610188