The Works Of Sir Thomas Browne Volume 2; Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Books V-vii. Religio Medici. The…

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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. 1852 Excerpt: ...and Democritus, with many more, he shall not want some reason and the authority of Lancelotti. 13. If any man doubt of the strange antiquities delivered by historians, as of the wonderful corpse of Antsus untombed Farfalloni Historici. occurred in his text, producing the error in question. Our poetical Walton alludes to this marvellous river, but he has adopted the proposed correction, citing Josephus as his authority, but giving the Plinian version of the story, doubtless thinking it most fit that the river should allow the angler to repose on Sunday, and afford him, during the six other days, " choice recreation." The classical authorities declare that the river has long since vanished. But recently, a learned Jew, Eabbi Edrehi, has announced a work, asserting the discovery of the lost river, but affirming it to be a river of sand I This is apt to recal to mind an old proverb about " twisting a rope of sand! " As for the " marvellous " of the story, it strikes me, that--only grant the existence of water-corn-mills in the time of the Emperor Titus which it is not for me to deny),--and the whole is perfectly intelligible. The mills had been at work during the week, keeping up a head of water which had rushed along with a velocity (as Josephus describes it) sufficient to carry with it stones and fragments of rocks. On sabbathday the miller "shut down," and let all the water run through, by which means the river was laid almost dry. What should hinder, in these days of hypothesis, our adopting so ready and satisfactory a solution? 9 Leo Africanus. What weights Leo Africanus meanes is doubtfull. Some have been brought hither, that being fatted, coulde scarcely carye their tayles: though I know not, why nature, that hung ...

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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. 1852 Excerpt: ...and Democritus, with many more, he shall not want some reason and the authority of Lancelotti. 13. If any man doubt of the stran...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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