History of the Life of William Gilpin: A Character Study (Classic Reprint)

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Plato, in the universality of his genius, appears to every age and every individual as of his own time and place. He had so absorbed all knowledge that in the annals of men one epoch was the same to him as an other. All that the world before him had known he knew. He went to Italy to hear Pythagoras, but left more than he brought away; and but For the prema ture hemlock he would have been teaching his master Socrates. Nor was the past alone open to him; he made the present and the future his own. His genius swept over all the earth, penetrated the eternal hills, and played with the stars. All science, all philosophy, all history were his.

We have as yet no American Athens, though there have been pretensions advanced in that direction; if located in the heart of the continent, Denver might present strong claims to the distinction.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Hubert Howe Bancroft


Published Date - August 30 2019

ISBN - 9780260654533

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm

Page Count - 74


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