Johann Valentin Andreae's Christianopolis: An Ideal State of the Seventeenth Century

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University of Illinois, 1914 - Utopias - 285 pages

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Page 66 - House. But the records write it as it is spoken. So as I take it to be denominate of the king of the Hebrews, which is famous with you, and no stranger to us; for we have some parts of his works which with you...
Page 66 - The End of our Foundation is the knowledge of Causes, and secret motions of things ' ; and the enlarging of the bounds of Human Empire, to the effecting of all things possible.
Page 66 - Ye shall understand (my dear friends) that amongst the excellent acts of that king, one above all hath the preeminence. It was the erection and institution of an Order or Society which we call Salomon's House ; the noblest foundation (as we think) that ever was upon the earth ; and the lanthorn of this kingdom. It is dedicated to the study of the Works and Creatures of God.
Page 120 - And, in few words, I dare say that, of all the Studies of men, nothing may be sooner obtain'd than this vicious abundance of Phrase, this trick of Metaphors, this volubility of Tongue, which makes so great a noise in the World.
Page 44 - His lordship thought also in this present fable to have composed a frame of laws, or of the best state or mould of a commonwealth ; but foreseeing it would be a long work, his desire of collecting the Natural History diverted him, which he preferred many degrees before it.
Page 55 - ... the north; by which time our victuals failed us, though we had made good spare of them. So that finding ourselves in the midst of the greatest wilderness of waters in the world without victual, we gave ourselves for lost men, and prepared for death.
Page 22 - Though to speak plainly my real sentiments, I must freely own, that as long as there is any property, and while money is the standard of all. other things, I cannot think that a nation can be governed either justly or happily...
Page 72 - But thus you see we maintain a trade, not for gold, silver, or jewels, nor for silks, nor for spices, nor any other commodity of matter, but only for God's first creature, which was light ; to have light, I say, of the growth of all parts of the world.
Page 120 - As for the first, they meddle no otherwise with divine things, than only as the power and wisdom and goodness of the creator is displayed in the admirable order and workmanship of the creatures.
Page 154 - Here in truth you see a testing of nature herself ; everything that the earth contains in her bowels is subjected to the laws and instruments of science. The men are not driven to a work with which they are unfamiliar, like pack-animals to their task, H but they have been trained long before in an accurate knowledge of scientific matters, and find their delight in the inner parts of nature.

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