Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition
, of which the Protestant divines, even while they vilified and decried that class of writers, were yet constrained often to avail themselves.
He was, moreover, esteemed by the women as a man of great erudition
, for he had read several books quite through, and was a perfect master of Cotton Mather's "History of New England Witchcraft," in which, by the way, he most firmly and potently believed.
But, I delivered this written communication (slate and all) with my own hand, and Joe received it as a miracle of erudition
In this manner, a man of talent, and of great antiquarian erudition
, limited the popularity of his work, by excluding from it every thing which was not sufficiently obsolete to be altogether forgotten and unintelligible.
This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition
, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.
Another book I have which I call 'The Supplement to Polydore Vergil,' which treats of the invention of things, and is a work of great erudition
and research, for I establish and elucidate elegantly some things of great importance which Polydore omitted to mention.
D'Artagnan, whose erudition
we are well acquainted with, evinced no more interest on hearing this quotation than he had at that of M.
The count's tutor, a man of the world and a bon vivant, up to his eyes in learning, as his pupil described him, often recalled the profound erudition
, the witty and caustic satire of Athos to Raoul; but as regarded grace, delicacy, and nobility of external appearance, no one in these points was to be compared to the Comte de la Fere.
They, like himself, had been bred in the studious cloisters of a university, and were supposed to possess all the erudition
which mankind has hoarded up from age to age.
La Fontaine, however, was declared conqueror, on account of his profound erudition
and his irrefragable logic.
The labors of these eminent divines are aided by those of innumerable lecturers, who diffuse such a various profundity, in all subjects of human or celestial science, that any man may acquire an omnigenous erudition
without the trouble of even learning to read.
Quitting this land, we soon arrived at another in which the bees and the birds are mathematicians of such genius and erudition
, that they give daily instructions in the science of geometry to the wise men of the empire.