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1621 __ « Microcosmos » — A Little Description of the Great World » '''—''' '''Frozen words
Peter Heylyn (1599-1662)
Comment : Peter Heylin or Heylyn was an English ecclesiastic and author of many polemical, historical, political and theological tracts. He incorporated his political concepts into his geographical books Microcosmus in 1621 and Cosmographie (1657). Peter Heylin alludes to Castiglione's account ("Apologia festivissima pro T contra S, Lucianicae acusationi respondens - Voces Frigoris vi Congelatæ - Voces Frigores Concretæ", 1544); in his "Microscomos.A Little Description of the Great World", 1621. (Compiled from various sources)
French comment : Le livre « Cosmographie » (agrandi de son « Microcosmos » de 1621) de Peter Heylyn publié en 1652 a été une des tentatives premières de décrire le monde complet, dont notamment la première description connue de L'Australie et sans doute de La Californie. Le livre comporte 4 sections, examinant la géographie, la politique, et les cultures de l'Europe, de l'Asie, de l'Afrique, et de l'Amérique, avec un supplément Terra incognito, comprenant l'Australie, et se prolongeant à L'Utopie, Royaume des fées, et la « terre de Chivalrie". (Compiled from various sources)
Original excerpt : « This excesse of cold in the aire, [of Muscovy] gave occasion to Castilian in his Aulicus, wittily & not incongruously to saine ; that if two men being somewhat distant talk together in the winter, their words will be so frozen that they cannot be heard : but if the parties in the spring return to the same place, their words will melt in the same order that they were frozen & spoken, and be plainely understood. »
Source : Addison, Joseph (1710), "Frozen Words", In The Heath Readers : Sixth Reader", Boston: D.C. Heath and Company (1903), pp. 116-120. (Originally published in “Essays From Addison”, edited by J H Fowler, Spectator No. 254, November 23, 1710).
Source : Heylyn, Peter (1621), "Microscomos — A Little Description of the Great World", Printed by William Turner, Academia Oxoniensis, p. 345.

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