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. 1828 Excerpt: ... the common constellations, but also (which argueth an absolute and cunning astronomer, ) in the chief planets themselves, you are able to ...
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. 1828 Excerpt: ... the common constellations, but also (which argueth an absolute and cunning astronomer, ) in the chief planets themselves, you are able to discern the sun from the moon. Go forward therefore with this your new and admirable skill, by which you do thus climb up to the stars, which whilst you daily admire, in the mean while I admonish you also to think of this holy fast of Lent, and let that excellent and pious song of Boethius sound in your ears, whereby you are taught also with your minds to penetrate heaven, lest when the body is lifted up on high, the soul be driven down to the earth with the brute beasts. Farewell. From the Court this 23rd of March." Another. "Thomas More to his best beloved Children, and to Margaret Giggs, whom he numbereth amongst his own, sendeth greeting: --Boethius was a favourite author in the More family. In one of the paintings of the family his work is introduced. The particular song to which Sir Thomas alludes is probably the first of the fourth book: "Sunt enim pennae volucres mihi Quee celsa conscendant poli: Quas sibi cum velox mens induit Terras perosa despicit, Aeris immensi superat globum Nubesque post tergum videt," &c. "The merchant of Bristow brought unto me your letters the next day after he had received them of you, with the which I was exceedingly delighted. For there can come nothing, yea though it were never so rude, never so meanly polished, from this your shop, but it procureth me' more delight than any other's works, be they never so eloquent; your writing doth so stir up my affection towards you; but excluding this, your letters may also very well please me for their own worth, being full of fine wit. and of a pure Latin phrase: therefore none of them all, but joyed me exceedingly; y...
Near Fine. No Jacket. Near Fine. No Jacket. Hard cover. 211 pages. Clean and tight. Owner name in pen to the title page, as well as a small rectory stamp to the title page, in ink. 1941 reprint of the 1726 edition."Although Sir thomas More walked with kings, that may be said only in the very best sense of the term, because it is equally true that the multitude heard him gladly and that he did more for England's poor than he did for its kings". Biography of Thomas More written by his great grandson in the early 1700's. Binding is Cloth. 8vo Scarce.
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