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Page 268 - When we arrive at the end of the thirteenth and the beginning of the fourteenth century...
Page 394 - Italy, he had arrived at the conclusion that " the Pope and the College of Cardinals had rather the best of it." In our own time M. Bertrand, the perpetual secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, declared that " the great lesson for those who would wish to oppose reason with violence was clearly to be read in Galileo's story, and the scandal of his condemnation was brought about without any profound sorrow to Galileo himself; and his long life, considered as a whole, must be looked upon as the...
Page 391 - When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
Page 46 - Mondino because she would cleanse most skilfully the smallest vein, the arteries, all ramifications of the vessels, without lacerating or dividing them ; and to prepare them for demonstration she would fill them with various colored liquids, which, after having been driven into the vessels, would harden without destroying the vessels. Again, she would paint these same vessels to their minute branches so perfectly and color them so naturally that, added to the wonderful explanations and teachings...
Page 295 - ... all that is here set down is the result of our own experience, or has been borrowed from authors, whom we know to have written what their personal experience has confirmed: for in these matters experience alone can give certainty.
Page 298 - Whoever believes that Aristotle was a god, must also believe that he never erred. But if one believe that Aristotle was a man, then doubtless he was liable to error just as we are.
Page 353 - There, said they, is mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, the innumerable company of Angels, and the Spirits of just men made perfect.
Page 317 - Cofnioyraphicus de Natura Locorum, is a species of physical geography. I have found in it considerations on the dependence of temperature concurrently on latitude and elevation, and on the effect of different angles of incidence of the sun's rays in heating the ground, which have excited my surprise.'* Jourdain, another modern critic, says, ' whether we consider him as a theologian or a philosopher.
Page 356 - It would almost seem as if this fiction had its origin in the poet's recollection of that peculiar and rare phosphorescent condition of the ocean, when luminous points appear to rise from the breaking waves, and spreading themselves over the surface of the waters, convert the liquid plain into a moving sea of sparkling stars.