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It was to be the last published during his lifetime, for after several attacks of colic he died at Lemgo in 1716 at the age of sixty five. Included in the Amoenitatum exoticanim {The Pleasure of the Exotic) as observation nine of fascicle three is Tripudia Serpentum in India Orientali (Snake Dance of Eastern India), pages 565-573. Kaempfer begins his report by observing that to the barefooted Indians no snake is more terrifying than the Naja naja which, when aroused, dilates its neck laterally and can inflict a fatal bite.

Foremost among the doubters was the Frenchman Moses Charas who ascribed the power of snake venom to the serpent's quest for vengeance. ^° As in so many areas of science, Kaempfer had read and studied the critical and current literature, to which he could, on the basis of first-hand observation, make his own contribution. As a kind of first appendix to his report on snake charmers, Kaempfer, while characteristically respectful of both "distinguished" investigators, offers a defense of Redi's position.

De Gamon au même titre que la Prognostication de T. Digges composée en 1605, est un plaidoyer en faveur des thèses modernistes du docte Germain, ^^ Copernic. JAMES DAUPHINE 31 L'idée d'un univers centré sur le soleil n'effraie plus. Au contraire, elle séduit Le temps des "voyages" de Campanella à Kircher, de Godwin les écrivains et les penseurs, les lettrés et les rêveurs. les empires de la Lune et du Soleil Cyrano de Bergerac, ^^ pouvait commencer. Quand en 1619. A. De Rivière donne Le Zodiac poétique, ou dans à la Philosophie de la vie humaine traduit de Palingenius, "Philosophe aussi grand que poëte duquel / (Il a) sucé maintes fleurs pour composer ce miel,"^° le texte latin du prestigieux ferrarais a servi un peu abusivement d'excellent terrain pour combattre Copernic et ses disciples.

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