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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... satisfaction to increase, The prince was pleased no longer to defer The burning of some dozen heretics, Remanded 'till God's mercy ...Read MoreThis 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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... satisfaction to increase, The prince was pleased no longer to defer The burning of some dozen heretics, Remanded 'till God's mercy should be shown Touching his sickness, as a prudent pledge To make it surer: last of all were joined Ample directions to all loyal folk To swell the complement, by seizing me Who--doubtless some rank sorcerer---had endeavored To thwart these pious offices, obstruct The prince's cure, and frustrate Heaven, by help Of certain devils dwelling in his sword. By luck, the prince in his first fit of thanks Had forced this bauble on me as an earnest Of further favors. This one case may serve To give sufficient taste of many such, So let them pass: those shelves support a pile Of patents, licenses, diplomas, titles, From Germany, France, Spain, and Italy: They authorize some honor: ne'ertheless, I set more store by this Erasmus sent; He trusts me; our Frobenius is his friend, And him "I raised" (nay. read it) "from the dead...". I weary you, I see; I merely sought To show, there's no great wonder after all That while I fill the classroom, and attract A crowd to Basel, I get leave to stay; And therefore need not scruple to accept The utmost they can offer--if I please: For 'tis but right the world should be prepared To treat with favor e'en fantastic wants Of one like me, used up in serving her. Just as the mortal, whom the Gods in part Devoured, received in place of his lost limb Some virtue or other--cured disease, I think; You mind the fables we have read together. Fest. You do not think I comprehend a word: The time was, Aureole, you were apt enough To clothe the airiest thoughts in specious breath; But surely you must feel how vague and strange These speeches sound. Par. Well, then: you know my hopes; I am assured, at...Read Less
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