Knowledge by Time advances slow and wise,Turns every where its deep-discerning Eyes; Sees what befel, and what may yet befal, Concludes from both, and best provides for all.
Engraving. 203 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed.
Allegory of knowledge: various water wheels and pumps seen in the background, with a castle behind; allegorical figures in the foreground as representations of wisdom and science and Apollo sat on a cloud with his lyre. The woman, possibly Britannia to the right, sat holding a wreath and with various geometrical intruments and papers around, sat also to the right on the ground is the staff of Hermes. From the 'Universal Magazine'.
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