A New Edition of Toland's History of the Druids: With an Abstract of His Life and Writings; And a Copious Appendix, Containing Notes Critical, Philological, and Explanatory (Classic Reprint)

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Early imbued with a competent knowledge of the Greek and Roman languages, I imbibed, along with them, every possible prejudice against the Celts. I was, from my infancy, taught to consider them a parcel of demusavages their language an unintelligible jargon, and their boasted antiquity the raving of a disordered imagination. Dazzled with the splendour of the classic page, I endeavoured to derive every thing from the Greek and Roman languages. I had even gone the hopeful length, of deriving Penpont from Pene Pontus; Catterthun from Castra Thani; Dunnipace from Duni Pacis; Cruden from Cruor Danorum; with a thousand other fooleries of the same kind.

About twenty years ago, the treatise now offered to the public, fell into my hands. I was astonished to find that it tore up by the roots the whole philological system, which I had so long held sacred and invulnerable. The boasted precedency of the Greek and Roman languages now appeared, at least, doubtful.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from A New Edition of Toland s History of the Druids: With an Abstract of His Life and Writings; And a Copious Appendix, Containing Notes Critical, Philological, and Explanatory Though the treatise now published contains, in substance, all that is certainly known respecting the Druids, still it is much to be regretted that Mr. Toland did not live to accomplish his great er work. No man will, perhaps, ever arise equally qualified for the task. Dr. Smith, indeed, professes to give us a detailed History oftlze Druids, but the moment he quits the path chalk. Ed out by Mr. Toland, he plunges headlong into the ravings of (what Mr. Pinkerton denominates) Celtic madness. The candid reader will hardly believe (though it is an absolute truth) that he ascribes to the Druids the invention of telescopes and gunpowder. The fact is, that the stores of classrc information respecting the Druids were greatly exhausted by Mr. Toland; and Dr. Smith could find nothing more to say on the subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9781440094262

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from A New Edition of Toland s History of the Druids: With an Abstract of His Life and Writings; And a Copious Appendix, Containing Notes Critical, Philological, and Explanatory Though the treatise now published contains, in substance, all that is certainly known respecting the Druids, still it is much to be regretted that Mr. Toland did not live to accomplish his great er work. No man will, perhaps, ever arise equally qualified for the task. Dr. Smith, indeed, professes to give us a detailed History oftlze Druids, but the moment he quits the path chalk. Ed out by Mr. Toland, he plunges headlong into the ravings of (what Mr. Pinkerton denominates) Celtic madness. The candid reader will hardly believe (though it is an absolute truth) that he ascribes to the Druids the invention of telescopes and gunpowder. The fact is, that the stores of classrc information respecting the Druids were greatly exhausted by Mr. Toland; and Dr. Smith could find nothing more to say on the subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # AAV9781440094262

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Condition: New. 442 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.0in.I liARLY imbued with a competent knowledge of the Greek andR oman languages, I imbibed, along with them, every possible prejudice against the Celts. I was, from my infancy, taught to consider them a parcel of demusavages their language an unintelligible jargon, and their boasted antiquity the raving of a disordered imagination. Dazzled with the splendour of the classic 2(fgc, I endeavoured to derive every thing from the Greek andR oman languages. I had even gone the hopeful length, of deriving Penpont from Pene Pontus ;C atterthun from Cast aT hani; Dunnipace from Duni Pads ;C riiden from Cruor Danorum; with a thousand other fooleries of the same kind. A bout twenty years ago, the treatise now offered io the public, fell into my hands. I was astonished io find that it tore up by the roots the whole philological system, which I had so long held sacred and invulnerable. The boasted precedency of the Greek andR oman languages now appeared, at least, doubtful. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and dont occur in the book. )About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www. forgottenbooks. org This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781440094262

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