The Place Of Magic In The Intellectual History Of Europe (62-64)

Paperback | January 17, 2013

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ...events, and was capable of transforming himself into any shape: On which account he is also put for Mercury by the chemists, by reason of the numerous forms and colours that mercury passes through in their preparations. Hence Milton takes occasion to consider the fun as the wondersul producer of the richest metals and minerals in the deep and dark recesses' of our earth, though at an immense distance. Elixir is an Arabic word, signifying Strength; several compound medicines are called by this name. Here matter new to gaze the Devil met Undazzled; far and wide his eye commands j For sight no "obstacle found here, nor shade, 615 But all sun-shine, as when his beams at noon Culminate from th' equator, as they now Shot upward still direct, whence no way round Shadow from body opaque can fall; and th' air, No where so clear, Iharpen'd his visual ray 620 To objects distant far, whereby he soon Saw within ken a glorious angel stand, The fame whom Jolmsow also in the sun: His back was turn'd, but not his brightness hid; Of beaming sunny rays a golden tiar 625 Circled his head, nor less his locks behind Here the Devil met new matter to ga2e at, undazzled himself; hi's eye commands a prospect far and wide; for sight found here no obstacle nor shade (615), but all sun-shine, like as when his beams at noon culminate from the equator, as they now shot upward still direct, whence a shadow can fall no way round from an opaque body; and the air being no where fo clear, sharpened his visuar ray (620) to objects far distant, whereby he soon saw within ken a glorious angel stand, the fame whom John also saw in the sun. His back was turned, but his brightness was not hid; a golden tiar of beaming sunny rays (625) circled his head, nor was his illustrious...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ...events, and was capable of transforming himself into any shape: On which account he is also put for Mercury by ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 17, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217128467

ISBN - 13:9780217128469

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