The Colloquies Of Erasmus (volume 1)

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byDesiderius Erasmus

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Verses. You play the Crysippus now, you want a Melissa to feed you. Au. What Story is this you are telling me of? Ch. Crysippus is reported to have been so intent upon his logical Subtilties, that he would have been starved at Table, unless his Maid Melissa had put the Meat into his Mouth. Au. He did not deserve to have his Life sav'd ; but if Silence is an Offence to you, and you love a noisy Feast, you have gotten that will make one. Ch. I remember I have. That's very well minded: We must drink more freely, we ought to drink more largely, more Wine and less Water. You have hit on tlie Matter. Au. You have hit the Nail on the Head. You are in the Right. You have hit the Mark. For, Fcecundi calices quem non fecere discrtum t Ch. That is very learnedly spoken, Austin, and so indeed is all that comes from you; but since we are fallen into a Discourse concerning Wine, since we have happen'd to make mention of Wine, I have a mind to ask you, for what Reason the Ancients, who will have Bacchus the Inventor of Wine, call him the God of the Poets? What has that drunken God to do with Poets, who are the Votaries of the Virgin Muses? Au. By Bacchus, this is a Question fit to be put over a Bottle. But I see very well, what your Question drives at. Ch. What, prithee? Au. You very cunningly put a Question about Wine, by a French Trick, which I believe you learn'd at Paris, that you may save your Wine by that Means. Ah, go your Way, I see you're a Sophister; you have made a good Proficiency in that School. Ch. Well, I take all your Jokes; I'll return the like to you, when Opportunity shall offer. But to the Matter in Hand. Au. I'll go on, but I'll drink'first, for it is absurd to dispute about a tippling Question with a dry Throat. Here's to you Christian. Half this...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Verses. You play the Crysippus now, you want a Melissa to feed you. Au. What Story is this you are telling me of? Ch. Crysip...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217327095

ISBN - 13:9780217327091

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