Power Of Religion On The Mind In Retirement; Affliction & At The Approach Of Death

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Baron Haller--John Howard--Newton's Letters--MarGaret M. Althens--Zimmerman--James Hat Beattie--Elizabeth Smith--Elizabeth Carter--Sir William Jones--Conclusion. SECTION I. BARON HALLER. Albert Halleb, one of the most illustrious literary characters of his age, was the son of a citizen and advocate of Berne, where he was born, in the year 1708. The accounts of his early display of talents, are as extraordinary as almost any upon record. He chose the medical profession, in which he became very eminent. He was an anatomist, a physiologist, and a botanist, of the first order. It is not too much to say of him, that he was one of the best informed men in Europe. He wrote and spoke, with equal facility, the German, French, and Latin languages; and read all the other tongues of civilized Europe, except the Sclavonic dialects. His acquaintance with books was so extensive, that it would be difficult to point out any of the least note, which he had not perused, and of which the consents did not dwell upon his memory. He was a poet, too, of distinguished merit. The critics of Germany reckon Haller among the first who gave sublimity, richness, and harmony to their poetical language; and who described nature in its true colors. The talents and knowledge of Haller, his works in various departments of science and literature, and his unblemished integrity and virtue, rendered him, in the highest degree, respectable among the learned of Europe; and his friendship and correspondence were courted by the most celebrated men of his time. He was professor of medicine in the university of Gottingen. He filled successively the botanical, chemical, and anatomical chairs; and raised the reputation of the university to a very high pitch. There he resided near seventeen y...

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Baron Haller--John Howard--Newton's Letters--MarGaret M. Althens--Zimmerman--James Hat Beattie--Elizabeth Smith--El...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217788289

ISBN - 13:9780217788281

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