By Richard J. Schoeck (ed.)
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Dr. Fayrer was professor of surgery at the Medical College of Calcutta from 1859-1872 and president of the Medical Board of the India office from 1874-1895; in 1896 he was made baronet. 2. See Karl Meier-Lemgo, Die Reisetagebûchei Engelbert Kaempfeis (Wiesbaden, 1968); and John Z. Bowers, "Engelbert Kaempfer: Physician, Explorer, Scholar, and Author," foumal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 21 (1966) 237-259. 3. See Kaempfer's monumental work. The History of Japan, trans. J. G. Scheuchzer, 2 vols.
And because he has made the equation between the religion of the church and that, say, of Lycurgus, he leaves hanging in the air, willy-nilly, the suggestion that what might have been a political fiction for Lycurgus could be a political fiction for the cardinals as well. the major paradox. It would be far easier to make hasty deductions evidence that there is if Hay, like Vicomercato, scarcely alluded at all to Christianity in his writings. In fact, quite the reverse is the case. His rhetoric is saturated, from time to time, with quotations from the scriptures, reference to the fathers (he cited the fact that Jerome and Augustine approved of Plato's teaching as a point in favour of the latter) and with a lively and energetic concern to see the abuses of the church of his day put right.
This altered quotation from Erasmus: Si non inscite a quibusdam scriptum legimus: hoc demum esse deum iuvare mortales id quod lovis antiquorum divorum principis ethimologia innuit, si merito rudis maiorum nostrorum sapientia in Deorum numerum censuit referendos illos, qui unam aliquem insignem commoditatem hominibus ostenderant.... If it was no idle talk on the part of certain authors to say 'this is what being a god is, to help mortals'— which the etymology of Jove, lord over the ancient gods, suggests— if the homespim wisdom of our predecessors was right in putting in the number of the gods those who showed men one particular remarkable benefit....
Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Bononiensis: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies Bologna 26 August to 1 September 1979 (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies) by Richard J. Schoeck (ed.)