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Hardcover The Oculatum: A Book of Great Insight for Those Who Wish to See Book

ISBN: 0525947175

ISBN13: 9780525947172

The Oculatum: A Book of Great Insight for Those Who Wish to See

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First invoked during the great fire of 1666 that turned London to ash, spread by word of mouth, quoted in early pamphlets and almanacs, scribbled on paper and hidden in bricks, The Oculatumhas been... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A book of wisdom handed down from the ages.

This is a very unusual little book of Wisdom,Proverbs or whatever name one wants to give these words that the sages have used to teach people what values are important. The unusual thing about this book is that it comes to us from at least the period of the Middle Ages. Even then, it is likely that many of these thoughts came from centuries before that. The ideas in this book are not particularly new,but what is important is they ring as true today as they did so long ago in the past. The other interesting point is that these words of wisdom are expressed in the language of the day;but say essentially the same as similar proverbs today.Here are a few examples; "Better to light a candle than to stumble in the dark." compares to, Better to light a candle than curse the darkness. "'Tis but another plate will satisfy the glutton." compares to, The poor man always has plenty,but the rich man never has enough." But some are new,at least to me; "Look to the light and shadows fall behind." "Stones build walls but so to bridges." "The evil lie is the word not spoken." "Down no man's faith that your own is better." "A good anvil shall not fear the hammer." and one of my favorites; "Truth shall not fear question." A wonderful little tome to own,leave around for others to peruse,and some pretty wise ideas that are applicable today as in the "days of yore".
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