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366. And, indeed, what this philosopher in his Phædrus speaketh of the super-celestial region, and the divinity resident therein, is of a strain not to be relished or comprehended by vulgar minds ; to wit, essence realy exiftent, object of intellect alone, with, out colour, without figure, without any tangible quality. He might very justly conceive that such a defcription must seem ridiculous to sensual men.

367. As for the perfect intuition of divine things, that he supposeth to be the lot of pure souls, behold. ing by a pure light, initiated, happy, free and unftained from those bodies, wherein we are now im. prisoned like oysters. But in this mortal state, we must be satisfy'd to make the best of those glympses th) within our reach. It is Plato's remark in his Theætetus, that while we fit still we are never the wifer, but going into the river and moving up and down, is the way to discover its depths and shallows. If we exercise and beftir ourselves, we may even here discover fomething.

368. The eye by long use comes to fee even in the darkest cavern: and there is no fubject so obscure, buç we may discern some glympse of truth by long poring on it. 'Truth is the cry of all, but the game of a few. Certainly where it is the chief paffion, it doch not give way to vulgar cares and views; nor is it contented with a little ardour in the early time of life, active perhaps to pursue, but not fo fit to weigh and revise. He that would make a real progress in know. Jedge, muft dedicate his age as well as youth, the later growth as well as first fruits, at the altar of truth, Cujusvis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.

Cic. (5) 335, 337

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53. 61-65

AR-WATER, how made, ting of goats and other inju-

Sect. I

Sect. It
How much to be taken at a Its virtues heretofore known, but
3. 116. 217

only in part, 9. 11. III
How long to be continued, 110 Tar, whence produced, 10-1
How made palatable,
115 Rofin, whence,

A preservative and preparative Turpentine, what,

against the small-pox, 2 Tar mixt with honey, a cure for
Useful in it,

74 a cough,
A cure for foulness of blood, Rosin an effectual cure for a
ulceration of bowels, lungs, bloody flux,

consumptive coughs, pleurisy, Recommended to vintners to
peripneumony, erysipelas; medicate their wines with,i1g
asthma, indigestion, cachectic Method to cure persons affected
and hysteric cases, gravel , by breathing a pestilential va-
dropsy, and all inflammations, pour,

4-7 Scotch firs what, and how they
Answers all the purposes of Elixir might be improved, 25

proprietatis, Stoughton's drops, Pine and fir, different fpecies of
best turpentines, decoction of each,

the woods, and mineral waters, The wonderful structure of trees,

And of the most costly bal- Juices produced with the lealt
21. 22. 62. 63
violence beft,

May be given to children, 67 Myrrh soluble by the human

great use in the gout, 68. 80 body would prolong life, 49
In fevers,

75-77: 114 -Tar-water, by what means, and
Cures a gangrene as well as ery-

in what manner, it operates,
82, 83


The scurvy and all hypocondri- is a soap at once and a vinegar,
ac disorders,

Whence this English malady Soap, opium, and mercury, tha

88, 89 they bid fair for universal me-
High food how prejudicial, dicines, in what respects dan-



More particularly spirituous li. Aromatic flavours of vegetables

108 depend on light as much as
Tar-water a preservative for the colours, 40. 162. 214, 5

114 Analogy between the specific

particularly recommended to qualities of vegetable juices
sca-faring persons, ladies, and and colours,

165. 181
men of studious and sedentary A fine subtile spirit, the distin.

117-119 guishing principle of all vege-
Its specific virtues confiit in its tables,

volatile salts, 8. 123 What the principle of vegetation,
Tar preserves trees from the bi- and how promoted, 126-8


66. 104

103. 106-

teeth and gums,

C O N T E N T S.

Sect. 233



Theory of acids, falts, and al. The doctrine of all things una

calies, Sect. 129–136. 227 folding themselves from seeds Air the common seminary of all ill founded, vivifying principles, 137— More ancient than many are a144 ware,

282 Air, of what it consists, 147– Nature better explained by at

151. 195-7 traction than by Descartes's Pure æther, or invisible fire, the principles of size and figure, spirit of the universe, which

243, 4 operates in every thing, 152 Attraction in some degree dir.

-62 covered by Galilæi, 245 The world how understood to be Phänomena are but appearances an animal, 152-156. 166. in the soul, not to be account

175. 262. 273.-9 ed for upon mechanical prinOpinion of the ancients concern. ciples,

251, 2, 310 ing it,

166–75. 229 The ancients not ignorant of And of the Chinese conformable

many things in physics and to them,

189--82 metaphysics, which we think What meant by the forms of the the discovery of modern times, Peripatetics,

265–69 Fire worshipped among various Had fome advantages beyond nations, 183-4-5

298 Opinion of the best modern che. Of absolute fpace, and fate, mists concerning it, 189-90

270-3 Ultimately the only menstruum of the anima mundi of Plato, in nature,


:276-84. 322 Adds to the weight of bodies, What meant by the Egyptian and even gold made by the

Isis and Osiris, introduction of it into quick. Plato's and Aristotle's threefold

silver, 169. 192-6 distinction of objects, 306–7 Pure elementary fire how inhe- Their opinion of ideas being inrent in bodies without being nate, or not,

308, 9 subject to the senses, 198–201. Neither of them believed the abOpinion of Hippocrates and Dr. folute exiftence of corporeal

'Willis of a vital flame, 204, 5 things, 311, 12, 316-18 The theory of Ficinus and others The study of the philosophy concerning light,

205-13 of Socrates and Pythagoras Sir Isaac Newton's hypothefis of would have secured the mind's a subtle æther examined, 221. of men from that selfishness

228. 237. 246. which the mechanic philofoPure æther the same with his phy has introduced, 331, 3.2

acid, 130. 202. 227 The study of Plato recommend No accounting for natural phe.' ed,

332. 338 nomena, either by attraction Who agrees with Scripture in and repulsion, or by elastic æ- many particulars,

339 ther, without the presence of His opinion of the deity, and an incorporeal agent, 231- particularly of a trinity, agree38. 246 249. 291-97

able to revelation, 341-305

268. 299

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