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TAR-WATER, how made, Sect. i

How much to be taken at a time, 3. 116

How long to be continued, 11 o How made palatable, 115 A preservative and preparative against the small-pox, 2 A cure for foulness of blood, ulceration of bowels, lungs, consumptive coughs, pleurisy, peripneumony , erysipelas, asthma, indigestion, cachectic and hysteric cafes, gravel, dropsy, and all inflammations, 4—7

Answers all the purposes of Elixir proprietatis.Stoughton's drops, best turpentines, decoction of the woods, and mineral waters, 53. 61—65 And of the most costly balsams, 21. 22. 63 given to children, 67

Of great use in the gout, 68. 80 In fevers, . 75. 114

Cures a gangrene as well as erysipelas, 82, 83

The scurvy and all hypocondriac maladies, 86—109

A preservative for the teeth and gums, 114

Is particularly recommended to sea-faring persons, ladies, and men of ttuditfus and sedentary lives, 117—119

Its specisic virtues consist in its volatile salts, 8. 123

Its virtues heretofore known, but only in part, 9. 11. 112

Tar, whence produced, 10—17

Rosin, whence, 18—19

Turpentine, what, Sect. za Tar mixt with honey, a cure for

a cough, 21

Rosin an esfectual cure for a

bloody flux, 79 Scotch firs what, and how they

might be improved, 2; Pine and fir, disferent species of

each, 26—28 The wonderful structure of trees, 29—3*

Juices produced with the least violence best, 46

Myrrh soluble by the huma» body would prolong life, 49

Tar-water, by what means, and in what manner, it operates,

, 50 S7

Is a soap at once and a vinegar,


Aromatic flavours and vegetables depend, on light as much as colours, 40. 214, >

Analogy between the specific qualities of vegetable juices and colours, 16;

A fine subtile spirit, the distinguishing principle of all vegetables, 121

What the principle of vegetation, and how promoted, 126—8

Theory of acids, salts, and alcalies, 129—136. 227

Air the common seminary of all vivifying principles, 137— 144

Air, of what it consists, 147— 151. 195-7 Pure æther, or invisible sire, the spirit of the universe, which operates in every thing, 15 z —62 Opinion C O N T

Opinion os the ancients concerning it, Sect. 166—75. 229

And of the Chinese conformable to them, 180—82

Fire worshipped among various nations 183—5

Opinion of the best modern chemists concerning it, 189—90

Ultimately the only menstruum in nature 191

Adds to the weight of bodies,. and even gold made by the introduction of it into quicksilver, 192—5

The theory of Ficinus and others concerning light, 206—13

Sir Isaac Newton's hypothesis of a subtle æther examined, 221 228. 237. 246.

No accounting for phænomena, either by attraction and repulsion; or by elastic æther, without the presence of an incorporeal agent, 231—38. 246 249. 294—97

Attraction in some degree discovered by Galilæi, 24;

Phænomena are but appearances in the soul, not to be accounted for upon mechanical principles, 2CI, a. 310

The ancients not ignorant of

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many things in physics and metaphysics, which we think the discovery of modern times. Sect. 265-69 Had some advantages beyond us, 29S Of absolute space, and sate, 270—3

Of the anima mundi of Plato, 276—84-322

What meant by the Egyptiaa Isis and Osiris, 268. 299

Plato and Aristotle's threefold distinction of objects, 306—7

Their opinion of ideas being innate, or not, 3-^9

Neither of them believed the absolute existence of corporeal things, 311, 12. 316—18

The study of the philosophy of Socrates and Pythagoras would have secured the mindt of men from that selsistinc& which the mechanic philosophy has introduced, 331,3a

The study of Plato recommended,' 332. 338

Who agrees with Scripture in many particulars, 33

His opinion of the deity, particularly of a trinity, a able to revelation, 341—

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