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366. And, indeed, what this philosopher in his Phædrus speakech 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 existent, object of intellect alone, with, 'out colour, without figure, without any tangible quality. He might very justly conceive that such a defcription must feem ridiculous to sensual men.
367. As for the perfect intuition of divine things, that he supposeth to be the lot of pure fouls, 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 b) within our reach. It is Plato's remark in his Theætetus, that while we fit ftill 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 see 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 passion, it doth not give way to vulgar cares and views; nor is it con- cented with a little ardour in the early time of life, active perhaps to pursue, but not so fit to weigh and
revise. He that would make a real progress in know. . Jedge, muft dedicate his age as well as youth, the la. ter growth as well as first fruits, at the altar of truth, Cujusvis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.
Cic. (6) 335, 337.
CON T E N T S.
TAR-WATER, how made, ting of goats and other inju-
A cure for foulness of blood, Rofin an effectual cure for a
ulceration of bowels, lungs, bloody flux,
the woods, and mineral waters, The wonderful structure of trees,
Whence this English malady Soap, opium, and mercury, tha
88, 89 they bid fair for universal me-
quors, 103. 106- 108 depend on light as much as
teeth and gums, 114 Analogy between the specific
sca-faring persons, ladies, and and colours, 165. 181
117-119 guishing principle of all vege-
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, Sect. 233 vivifying principles, 137 More ancient than many are a144 ware,
282 Air, of what it confifts, 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 disa
-62 covered by Galilæi, 245 The world how understood to be Phænomena 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 c iples, 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, 167.310
265–69 Fire worshipped among various Had fome advantages beyond nations,
183--5 us, Opinion of the best modern che. Of absolute space, and fate, mifts concerning it, 189-90
270-3 Ultimately the only menftruum 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, 268. 299 introduction of it into quick. Plato's and Aristotle's threefold
silver, 169. 192—6 distinction of objects, 306–0 Pure elementary fire how inhe- Their opinion of ideas being in
rent 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 existence 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, 206–13 of Socrates and Pythagoras Sir Isaac Newton's hypothesis of would have secured the minds a subtle æther examined, 221. of men from that selfishness
228. 237. 246. which the mechanic philosoPure æther the same with his phy has introduced, 331, 32
acid, 130. 202. 227 The study of Plato recommend -No accounting for natural phe.' ed,
332. 338 nomena, either by attracțion Who agrees with Scripture in and repulsion, or by elastic e- many particulars, ther, without the presence of His opinion of the deity, and an incorporeal agent, 231 particularly of a trinity, agree
38. 246 249. 291-97 able to revelation, 341-305