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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...which were thus offered to
himself and his family; and the derision to which he was exposed by
his courteous and admiring friend; and perhaps this misfortune,
added to his other mishaps in the royal cause, might have
contributed to accelerate his end. But on this hereafter. In the
mean time, Salmasius, with A little More, or mulberry. + It is
impossible to give a literally exact rendering ot this. I have
played upon the Dame as well as I could in English.--R. F. the fate
of Salmasia, (for the fable is as appropriate as the name, ) little
thinking that in More he had got an hermaphrodite associate, as
incapable of parturition as of procreation, without knowing what he
had begot for him in the house, fondles the fruit of his travail,
the book in which he was styled Great; justly perhaps in his own
opinion, but very unfitly and ridiculously in that of other people.
He hastens to the printer; and, in vain endeavouring to keep
possession of the fame which was vanishing from his grasp, he
anxiously attends as a midwife the public delivery of those
praises, or rather vile flatteries, which he had so rapaciously
sought this fellow and others to bestow. For this purpose Flaccus
seemed the most proper person that could be found; him he readily
persuades not only to print the book, which nobody would have
blamed, but also publicly to profess himself the author of a letter
to Charles, filled with the most calumnious aspersions against me,
whom he had never known. But when I shew, as I can from good
authority, how he has acted towards others, it will be the less
astonishing why he should so readily be prevailed on to commence
such a wanton and unprovoked attack upon me, and with so little
consideration to father another's extravagance of slander and...
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