The Novels And Miscellaneous Works Of Daniel De Foe (volume 9)

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byDaniel Defoe

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... This pushes him upon search after mediums for the recovery of his sight, and away he runs to school to art and science, and there he is furnished with horoscopes, microscopes, telescopes, cceliscopes, money-scopes, and the d 1 and all of glasses, to help and assist his moon-blind understanding. These, with wonderful skill, and ages of application, after wandering through bogs and wildernesses of guess, conjectures, supposes, calculations, and he knows not what, which he meets with in physics, politics, ethics, astronomy, mathematics, and such sort of bewildering things, bring him with vast difficulty to a little, minute spot, called Demonstration; and as not one in ten thousand ever finds the way thither, but are lost in the tiresome uncouth journey, so they that do, it is so long before they come there, that they are grown old and good for little in the journey; and no sooner have they obtained a glimmering of this universal eyesight, this eclaircissement general, but they die, and have hardly time to show the way to those that come after. Now as the earnest search after this thing called demonstration filled me with desires of seeing everything, so my observations of the strange multitude of mysteries I met with in all men's actions here, spurred my curiosity to examine, if the great eye of the world had no people to whom he had given a clearer eyesight, or, at least, that made a better use of it than we had here. If, pursuing this search, I was much delighted at my arrival into China, it cannot be thought strange; since there we find knowledge as much advanced beyond our common pitch, as it was pretended to be derived from a more ancient original. We are told, that in the early age of the world, the strength of invention exceeded all that ever has been...

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... This pushes him upon search after mediums for the recovery of his sight, and away he runs to school to art and science, and th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217096417

ISBN - 13:9780217096416

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