Democritus; Or, the Laughing Philosopher.This Antient Censor, with a Comic Sneer, Laugh'd at the Follies which did Then appear. Nothing displeas'd; No Object rais'd his Spleen; His Life was One Continu'd Merry Scene; But had he flourish'd in the Present Age, Our Modern Crimes had turn'd his Mirth to Rage.
Engraving. 247 x 157mm. 9¾ x 6¼". Cut and laid.
Democritus (c.460-c.370BC), the Ancient Greek philosopher who was an influential pre-Socratic philosopher and pupil of Leucippus, who formulated an atomic theory for the universe.
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