The Vision Volume 46

The Vision Volume 46

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...parents. The world was, in its day of peril dark, Wont to helieve the dotage of fond love, From the fair Cyprian deily, who rolls In her third epicycle, shed on men By stream of potent radiance: therefore they Of elder time, in their old error hlind, i The TOorW. The Poet, on his arrival at the third heaven, tells us that the world, in its days of heathen darkness, helieved the influence of sensual love to proceed from this star, to which, under the name of Venus, they paid dii ine honours; as they worshipped the supposed mother and son of Venus, under the names of Dione and Cupid. t Epicycle. the sphere With centric and cecentric scrihled o'er, Cycle and Epieycle. Miltm, P. L. h. viii. 84, In sul dosso di questo cerchio, &c. Con-vita di Dnnte, p. 48. Upon the hack of this circle, in the heaven uf Vrnus, whereof we are now treating, is a little sphere, whicli lias in that heaven a revolution of ita own; whose circle the astronomers term epicycle. Vol. XLVI. R Not ber alone with sacrifice ador'd And inrocatioo, but like honours paid To Cupid and Diooe, deem'd of them Her mother, and her son, him whom they feigrvd 10 To sit in Dido's bosom: and from her, Whom I have sung preluding, borrow'd they The appellation of that star, which views Now obvious, t and now averse, the sun. I was not ware that I was wafted up Into its orb; but the new loveliness, That grae'd my lady, gave me ample proof That we had enter'd there. And as in flame A sparkle is distinct, or voice in voice Discern'd, wheu one its even tenor keeps, SO The other comes and goes; so in that light I other luminaries saw, that cours'd In circling motion, rapid more or less, As their: eternal vision each impels. Never was blast from vapour charg'd more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765540
  • 9781236765543