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" For I have been ere now a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a dumb fish in the sea. "
History of Greek Philosophy, Thales to Democritus - Page 138
by B.A.G. Fuller - 1923
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Early Greek Philosophy

John Burnet - Philosophy, Ancient - 1892 - 378 pages
...exile and a wanderer from the gods, the bondsman of insensate strife. RP 141 A. For I have been ere now a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a glittering89 fish in the sea. RP 141 B. 385 I wept and I wailed when I saw the unfamiliar land where...
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The Library of Original Sources, Volume 2

Oliver Joseph Thatcher - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1907
...exile and a wanderer from the gods, the bondsman of insensate strife. RP 141 A. For I have been ere now a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a glittering fish in the sea. RP 141 B. I wept and I wailed when I saw the unfamiliar land where were...
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Early Greek Philosophy

John Burnet - Philosophy, Ancient - 1908 - 433 pages
...insensate strife. RP 18I. (116) Charis loathes intolerable Necessity. ("7) For I have been ere now a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a dumb fish in the sea. RP 182. (118) I wept and I wailed when I saw the unfamiliar land. RP 182. ("9) From what honour, from...
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The Transmigration of Souls

Alfred Bertholet - Soul - 1909 - 132 pages
...Empedocles belong the lines which he spoke in reference to himself : \ " Thus in former lives have I been a boy and a girl, A bush and a bird and a fish without speech in the depths of the sea." As this strange fragment of autobiography states, Empedocles...
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History of Greek Philosophy: Thales to Democritus

B. A. G. Fuller - Philosophy - 1923 - 290 pages
...supplements with a positive declaration of faith in the central article of the Orphic creed — the doctrine of reincarnation. Man, he tells us, is a...girl, a bush and a bird, and a dumb fish in the sea." u The hope and means of salvation are of the familiar mystic type. As with the Buddhists, a long discipline...
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A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 2, The Presocratic Tradition from ...

W. K. C. Guthrie, William Keith Chambers Guthrie - Philosophy - 1962 - 576 pages
...may live in plants no less than animals. Of himself Empedocles says (fr. 117): 'Before this have I been a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a dumb fish of the sea.' There is a hierarchy of lives, men being a higher form than animals, animals than plants....
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Man East and West: Essays in East-West Philosophy

Howard L. Parsons - Human beings - 1975 - 211 pages
...common ground plan can be observed. In the 5th century BC Empedocles said : "For I have been ere now a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a dumb fish in the sea." BAG Fuller links this saying to an Orphic belief in reincarnation. But it may have derived from Empedocles'...
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The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selcetion of Texts

G. S. Kirk, J. E. Raven, M. Schofield - Philosophy - 1983 - 501 pages
...before I contrived the wretched deed of eating flesh with my lips. 417 For I have already been once a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a leaping journeying fish. It was already apparent in 411 that bloody sacrifices and the consumption...
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Post-structuralist Readings of English Poetry

Richard Machin, Christopher Norris - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 406 pages
...the blessed, being born throughout the time in all manners of mortal forms ... I have been ere now a boy and a girl, a bush and a bird and a dumb fish in the sea", he laments. And now that these wandering spirits are ensepulchred in flesh, he mourns that "We have...
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Love Warps the Mind a Little

John Dufresne - Fiction - 1997 - 315 pages
...was in here Wednesday night, I guess it was, looking for you. I thought, Kids! 18. For I Have Already Been a Boy and a Girl, a Bush and a Bird and a Leaping Journeying Fish WE WERE DUE IN MlLLBURY AT NOON. TRIXIE WAS HOSTING A COOKOUT IN THE gravelly...
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