Jerome Cardan; The Life Of Girolamo Cardano, Of Milan, Physician Volume 1

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byHenry Morley

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...teach medicine publicly at Pavia, but declined the ofler, because he did not clearly see from what source he was to derive a stipend1. Soon afterwards, still in the same year, letters from his friend Archinto (to whom, of course, he had dedicated his first book) summoned him to Placentia, where it was hoped that he might find opportunity of pushing his fortunes by acquiring for himself the active good-will of Pope Paul III.2 Archinto, however, had prepared the way for him in vain. An ungainly and plain-spoken philosopher was not the man to make way at a papal court. It is worthy of remark, that those who would have recoiled most certainly from a mere clumsy cynic, men who had not unlearnt the generosities of youth, who had come newly with fresh hearts and stirring minds into the market of the world, men like Archinto, were almost the only people who held out to the unrecognised philosopher their helping hands. Such a friend Jerome found at 1 De Vita Propria, p. 19. 2 De Sapientia, &e. p. 425. SEEKING FORTUNE. 151 Placentia in the young and handsome Brissac (Marshal Coss), there serving as lieutenant to the King of France, and already famous for his gallantries1. Brissac was four years younger than Cardan--a man delicate and beautiful, but agile and robust; at the siege of Naples he had singly taken prisoner a knight in armour, though he was himself on foot without the defence of casque or cuirass, having no weapon but a sword. Brissac had taste and scholarship, with a quick sympathy to feel the merits of Cardan; he therefore besieged Louis Birague, commander of the French infantry in Italy, with petitions on behalf of the poor scholar. The hopes of Jerome were excited very much, but there was nothing done. He went home therefore to his family at...

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...teach medicine publicly at Pavia, but declined the ofler, because he did not clearly see from what source he was to der...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217496199

ISBN - 13:9780217496193

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