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#871 bob1

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Ok:

Eleutherius being perfectly acquainted with that Garden immediately led me to the Arbour, and relying on the intimate familiarity that had been long cherish’d betwixt him and Carneades; in spight of my Reluctancy to what might look like an intrusion upon his privacy, drawing me by the hand, he abruptly entered the Arbour, where we found Carneades, Philoponus, and Themistius, sitting close about a little round Table, on which besides paper, pen, and inke, there lay two or three open Books

English, 17th Century.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

Ok:

Eleutherius being perfectly acquainted with that Garden immediately led me to the Arbour, and relying on the intimate familiarity that had been long cherish’d betwixt him and Carneades; in spight of my Reluctancy to what might look like an intrusion upon his privacy, drawing me by the hand, he abruptly entered the Arbour, where we found Carneades, Philoponus, and Themistius, sitting close about a little round Table, on which besides paper, pen, and inke, there lay two or three open Books

English, 17th Century.


Is this work an allegory? Before or after restoration? :P Eleutherius could be the pope or the saint so if it's from one of the Christian/religious works at that time- perhaps from John Bunyan or Thomas Fuller?
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:11 AM

hm, i've no idea !

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

my guess is Pepys' Diary...
it looks like some so arbitrary and daily event that he described...except the latinised names, which could also be some fiction about earlier times and artificial (or religious stuff as Mlle C suggested)
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

Well, that bit is a bit of an allegory. It is none of the above authors. You are bound to get a quizzical look when talking about this book.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

The Garden of Cyrus by Thomas Browne as more weird stuff?
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

No, the book has very little to do with gardens.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

No, the book has very little to do with gardens.

that book also not, anyway some more hints such as genre would be helpful
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

Essay of Dramatick Poesie by John Dryden ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

The book is a masterpiece that blew a lot of the traditional thinking out of the water.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

there are not so many: Locke, Hobbes. Galileo is wrong language...Descartes?
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

None of the above, don't compound your errors though, rigorous thought should get you there.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

something by Bacon ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

or the Commonwealth of Oceana by Harrington ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#885 hobglobin

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

or Pseudodoxia Epidemica by Thomas Browne?
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.




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