The Wonders of the Little World; Or, a General History of Man, Displaying the Various Faculties, Capacities, Powers and Defects of the Human Body and Mind Volume 1

The Wonders of the Little World; Or, a General History of Man, Displaying the Various Faculties, Capacities, Powers and Defects of the Human Body and Mind Volume 1

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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. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...brought to do it in the presence of Q. Scasvola? a grave wise man, and his fatlier-in-law; and therefore he besought him to leave him, while he was about a foolish business, having more reverence to 'his dignity and presence than he had respect to his' white gown; in which it was the custom for them to appear, who wre suitors to the people for any office in the commonwealth. 4. Ambossadors were sent to Rome from the cities of Greece, to complain of injuries done them by Philip, King of Macedon; and when the affair was discussed in the Senate betwixt Demetrius, the son of Phillip, and the ambassadors, Demetrius seemed to have no way of defence for so many fauits as were objected to his father with truth enough; whereupon, out of shnme he blushed exceedingly: ' the Senate of Rome, moved with the modesty of Demetrius, acquittsd both him and his father of the accusations., 5. Certain fishermen of Coos drawing up their nets, some Milesian strangers agreed with them for their draught, whatsoever it should prove: it fell out that they drew up a table of gold, whereupon a contest grew betwixt the fishermen and the buyers; which terminated in a war betwixt both the cities, in favour of their citizens. At last it was resolved to consult the oracle of Apollo, who answered, " They should send the table to that man whom they thought the wisest;" whereupon it was sent to Thalcs, the Milesian: Thai eg sent it to Bias, saying, " He was wiser than himself;" Bias sent it to another wiser than he, and so it was po=ted from one to another, till such time as it returned to Thalcs again; who at length sent it from Miletum to Thebes, to be consecrated to the Ismenian Apnllo. 6. The Milesian virgins were in times past tak'n with a strange distemper, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498321
  • 9781236498328