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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...To represent falsely; to pretend. (With a roll-xive pronoun.) " it has been the constant practice of the Jesuits to lend over emissaries, with instructions to persomits themselves members of the several sects amongst ul."--90(fl. 7. To act, play, or perform. "Herself n while she lays aside. and makes Heady to pcrsimate a mortal part." Crashciw. 8. To describe. "He shall find himself most feelingly per0onaied."--Shakesp..-Twel/lh Night, ii. 3. 1. Pertaining to the science of vision; optic, optical. 2. Producing certain optical cifects when looked through; optic. "A perspective glasse whereby was showed many strange sights, &c."----Haclrluyt.-Voyages, iii. 2'17. 8. Pertaining to the art of perspective. B. As substantive.' I. Ordinary Language: '1. A telescope; a glass for viewing objects through. "But if it tend to danger or dishonor They turn about the perspective and show ft So little." Denham: Sophy, 1. 1. 2. A representation of objects in perspective. 3. A view, a vista. "The perspective of life brightens upon;is."--Goldsmith: Polite Learning, ch. vi. II. Art: 1. The science of representing appearances, and as such is opposed to geometry, which is the science of representing facts. It is founded upon such rules as can be deduced from the facts which are discovered by looking at objects _througli a sheet of glass orother transparent medium placed upright between the 0l),6(ll2 and the observer. This is indicated in the etymology of the word. It is found when objects are so ooked at that their apparent form is very difierent from their real one, both as regards sha e and distinctnoss. The portion of tliesubject w i_ch deals with the changes in form is absolutely scientific;...
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