Fra Paolo Sarpi: The Greatest of the Venetians

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Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1893 - 196 pages
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Page 12 - Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
Page 111 - I said, Should such a man as I flee ? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life ? I will not go in.
Page 121 - Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: * lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Page 91 - Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief. 3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
Page 59 - YOU ARE Aldo requests you, if you want anything, ask it in few words and depart, unless, like Hercules, you come to lend the aid of your shoulders to the weary Atlas. Here will always be found in that case something for you to do, however many you may be.
Page 60 - Your mind is tossing on the ocean ; There, where your argosies with portly sail. Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood, Or, as it were, the pageants of the sea, Do overpeer the petty traffickers, That curtsy to them, do them reverence, As they fly by them with their woven wings.
Page 24 - ... was Pietro Sarpi, for several items of learning, notably those concerning the properties of the lodestone. Sarpi was so great a scholar that Galileo spoke of him as his "master"; and his contemporaries say he was profoundly versed in the "Hebrew and Greek languages, mathematics, astronomy, history, the nutrition of life in animals, geometry including conic sections, magnetism, botany, mineralogy, hydraulics, acoustics, animal statics, atmospheric pressure, the rising and falling of objects in...
Page vii - I might also have known, or at least have had the satisfaction of seeing, one of the late miracles of general learning, prudence, and modesty, Sir Henry Wotton's dear friend. Padre Paulo, who, the author of his life says, was born with a bashfulness as invincible as I have found my own to be : a man whose fame must never die, till virtue and learning shall become so useless as not to be regarded.
Page vii - Excellent in. positive, excellent in scholastical and polemical, divinity : a rare mathematician, even in the most abstruse parts thereof, as in algebra and the theoriques...
Page 98 - Dost thou believe that our Lord Jesus Christ did die for our salvation, and that none can be saved by his own merits, or by any other means but by the merit of his passion...

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