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A Philosophicall Essay for the Reunion of the Languages

or, The Art of Knowing All by the Mastery of One

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Author: Pierre Besnier
Published: 1675
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,589 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 27.4
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 849
Added to site: 2005.04.27
mnybks.net#: 10183
Genres: Philosophy, Language
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the Bible, being of no mean consequence towards the faithfull interpretation of our sacred Records, and the confirmation of the Articles of our Creed.

I am in the next place obliged to find a place for such as concern and relate to State affaires, the most renowned Empires, Kingdomes, and warlike Nations, which may afford a suitable entertainment for all sorts of people, and withall very much conduce to the succesful management of forraigne businesse, the most important negotiations, Embassies, the transactions of war or peace, as well as the most hopefull designes of travellers. But above all I find myself concern'd for those that give us the most refin'd and polite discoveries of wit and Science, and have been cherisht and nurst up to our hands by the most knowing and ingenious of all Nations.

I can hardly believe I shall meet with any inclinable to quarrell me for the number of 24. that I have thought on for my designe, since I presume it no easie matter for the most nicely curious to find a

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