Les bijoux indiscrets: or, The indiscreet toys, Volume 1

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Re-printed for Pierrot Ragout, 1749
 

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Contents

I
1
II
7
III
12
IV
18
V
22
VI
30
VII
41
VIII
48
XVI
117
XVIII
122
XIX
134
XX
138
XXI
143
XXII
149
XXIII
163
XXIV
173

IX
56
X
66
XI
71
XII
78
XIII
90
XIV
97
XV
107
XXV
190
XXVI
203
XXVII
220
XXVIII
241
XXIX
247
XXX
253
XXXI
264

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Page 263 - I faw him directing a long telefcope towards the heavens, eftimating the fall of bodies by means of a pendulum, determining the weight of the air by a tube fill'd with quickfilver, and difcompofing light with a prifm.
Page 23 - ... in a plain, audible voice. " Do not imagine however, that 'tis " by the mouth that they are to ** fpeak ?" By what then will they fpeak, fays Mangogul?
Page 8 - ... fifteen years of his life ; and at the age of twenty he could eat, drink, and fleep, as completely as any potentate of his age.
Page 263 - With his right hand he brandifhed a torch, whole light fpread a vaft way in the iky, enlightened even the bottom of the waters, and penetrated into the entrails of the earth. I alk'd Plato, what that gigantic figure was, that was comcoming towards us.
Page 164 - I cannot tell what be" nefit you will reap by your ring ; ** but the more you try it, the more •" odious my fex becomes to me : " even thofe, whom I thought I juft" ly held in fome efteem, are not
Page 264 - I faw experience draw near, and the columns of the portico of hypothefes to fhake, its arches to fink in, and its pavement to crack under our feet. " Let " us fly, faid Plato, let us fly: this " edifice has but a moment to ftand.

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