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The British Apollo: Containing Two Thousand Answers to Curious Questions in Most Arts and Sciences, Serious, Comical, and Humorous, Approved of by Many of the Most Learned and Ingenious of Both Universities, and of the Royal-Society (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from The British Apollo: Containing Two Thousand Answers to Curious Questions in Most Arts and Sciences, Serious, Comical, and Humorous, Approved of by Many of the Most Learned and Ingenious of Both Universities, and of the Royal-Society To the Sons of Apollo. Go on, Bright Youths, quit t the glorious toil, But with delightful wit our anxious cares beguile: Let sprightly fancy sparkle in each line, And new discoveries deck with new design;Whilst sportful nature closely you pursue, And as she flies, your artful search renew;Tho' in wild lab'rynths intricate she strays, And forms her great designs a thousand various ways;The thickest gloom of night the goddess hides, And rude access, to vulgar eyes derides;Yet to the wife, with godlike genius born, She will unvail and shew her wondrous form;Nor mind poor harmless Beaux of modern cast, Nor Critics meagre with black envy's blait;For these are Forc'd to damn, what they wantForce to taste, About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.