Private History Of Peregrinus Proteus, The Philosopher (volume 2)

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byChristoph Martin Wieland

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1796. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Private history of Peregrinus Proteus, the philosopher Christoph Martin Wieland PEREGRINE And LUCIAN. DIALOGUE IN ELYSIUM. LUCIAN. I MUST confess, friend Peregrine, that thou carriedst away with thee from the villa Mamilia ample materials for selfconversation. Cold as I am, I can pretty well transport myself into thy situation; and I doubt much whether, for a young man who went thither with such high Vol. n. B expecexpectations, a more painful one can be imagined. PEREGRINE. I have no need to assure thee, that what pained me most, was not the loss of the luxuries and pleasures with which the beautiful Roman and her artful friend had entertained me for a whole year. Even the disappointment of those enthusiastical expectations which had drawn me to Halicarnassus, gave me so little uneasiness; that, on the contrary, I could now hardly comprehend how it was possible for me so far to impose upon myself about a Venus Urania, as the primitive source of beauty and perfection; and that it was this marble statue, which in fact was neither more nor less than the image of a voluptuous woman. The whole of my former turn of mind had already long since undergone a great revolution, by the natural natural consequences of my new experiences. The warmth of my imagination was abated- All that was illusion in my extatic dreams and visions, appeared to me as illusion; and I thought I now very clearly perceived, that, in so far as it might be ever possible for me to attain to what had been so very much the object: of my wishes, the elevation of my being, and of my susceptibility for the influences of celestial natures, it at least must be brought about in a quite different way from that on which I had been led by the hand of the v...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1796. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Private history of Peregrinus Proteus, the philosopher Christoph Martin Wieland PEREGRINE And LUCIAN. DIALOGUE IN ELYSIUM. LUCIAN. I ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217922066

ISBN - 13:9780217922067

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