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How much to be taken at a

time, 3. 116. 217

How long to be continued, 110
How made palatable, 115

A prefcrvative and preparative Rofin, whence,

againil the iinall pox, 2

Ufeful in it,
A cure for foulnefs of blood,

ulceration of bowels, lungs,

confumptive coughs, pleurify,

peripneumony , eryfipelas ,

afthma, indigdtion, cachectic

and hyfteric cafes, gravel,

t)ropfy, and all inflammations,

the woods, and mineral waters,
53. 61-65

And of the moft coftly bal-
fams, 21. 22. 62. 63

May be given to children, 67

Of great ufe in the gout, 68. go

In fevers, 75 77. 114

in what manner, it operates,

r t ^°'. 57

If a foap at once and a vinegar.


Soap, opium, and mercury, tho'

they bid fair for universal me-
dicines, in what refpefts dan-
gerous, 69 71

Aromatic flavours of vegetables
depend on light as much as
colours, 40. 162. 214,


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

Theory of acids, fait?, and alcalies, 129—136. 227

Air the common leminary of.all

vivifying principles, 137—

. i 44

Airj of what it confilh, 147'— i,-i. 195-7

Pure a;ther, or invifible fire, the

fpirit of the uni»erfe, which

operates in every thing, 152


Opinion of the ancients concerning it, 166—75. 239

And of the Chinefe conformable to them, tSo—82

Fire wbrlhipped among various nations, "183—5

Opinion of the bcft modern chemilfs concerning it, (89—90

Ultimately the only memlrtmin in n.irure, . 191

Adds to the weight of bodics.p and even gold made by the introduction of it into quickfilver, 169. 193*—6

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

Sir Ifaac Newton's hypothefis of

~ afubtleither examined, 221. 228. 237. 246.

No accounting for natural phsenomena, either by attraction and repulfion, or by elallic xther, without the prefence of an incorporeal agent, 231 — 38. 246 249. 294—97

Attraction in fome degree dil

covered by GaliUn, »i^

Phsenomena are but appearances in the foul, not to be accounted for upon mechanical principle.'., 2; i, 2 1510 The ancients not ignorant of • many things in phyfics and metaphyfics, which we think the difcovery of modern times, 265—69

Had fome advantages beyond

us, 258

Of abfolute fpace, and fate,


Of the anima mundi of Plato, . 276—84. 322 What meant by the Egyptian Kis and Ofiris, 268. 299 Plato's and Ariftotle's three/old diltinftion of objefts, 306—7 Their opinion of ideas 1 eing innate, or not, 308, 9 Neither of them believed the ab, • folute exiltence of corporeal things. 311, 12. 3'6—18 The ihidy of the. philofophy of Socrates and Pythagoras would ha»e fccured the minds of men from that felfi/hnefs which the mechanic philofophy has introduced, 331,32 The lludy of Plato recommended, 332. 33? Who agrees with Scripture in many rarticulars, 339 His opinion of the deity, and particularly of a trinity, agreeable to revelation, 341 —365

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