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The Edinburgh Encyclopedia Volume 15 (Paperback) Loot Price: R2,207 Discovery Miles 22 070
The Edinburgh Encyclopedia Volume 15 (Paperback): David Brewster
The Edinburgh Encyclopedia Volume 15 (Paperback): David Brewster

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The Edinburgh Encyclopedia Volume 15 (Paperback)

David Brewster

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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. 1832 Excerpt: ...put a period. One day in the month of October, 1654, having gone out as usual to take the air in a carriage, he was proceeding over the Seine by the bridge of Neuilly, when the two foremost horses taking fright at a spot where the parapet was wanting, rushed furiously onward and plunged headlong into the river. Providentially their traces gave way; the hindmost pair stood shuddering on the verge, and were led back unhurt. But the shock which such an awful occurrence must have communicated to the feeble frame of Pascal may easily be conceived. He recovered with difficulty from a long swoon; the precipice was for weeks continually present to his imagination; it haunted his dreams, and occasioned waking visions, one of which, in particular, made such an impression, that he wrote an account of it, and wore the paper ever after between the cloth and the lining of his coat. By degrees, however, these alarming efl'ects subsided; they were followed by others of a milder but more permanent nature. To the delicate, though powerful mind of Pascal, this incident appeared a direct warning from providence, a rebuke for the misuse of time, and a call to devote his talents henceforth immediately to the service of heaven. Pascal had never forgotten the precepts of religion, and his innocent unwearied life had been a constant homage to their authority; but in his present disposition, the arduous pursuit of knowledge, the glorious conquests achieved in that pursuit, seemed alike vain and carnal things; they pointed but to opportunities gone by, for which a strict account must soon be given in. He determined to employ his remaining days in religious meditation. The example of his sister Jacqueline gave strength to this resolution, and perhaps invited him to Port-Royal in fulfi...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: David Brewster
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 47mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 946
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-46071-4
Barcode: 9781236460714
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-236-46071-5

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