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ing it,


167. 310

Theory of acids, falts, and al- The doctrine of all things uit

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 confifts, 147 Nature better explained by at

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

243, 4 operates in every thing, 152 Attraction in some degree dit

-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 account175. 262. 273 -9

ed for upon mechanical prinOpinion of the ancients concern ciples,

25', 2. 310 166-75. 229 The ancients not ignorant of And of the Chinese conformable many things in physics and to them,


metaphyfics, which we think What meant by the forms of the the di/covery of modern times, Peripatetics,

26-69 Fire worshipped among various Had some advantages beyond nations, 183 5 us,

298 Opinion of the best modern che. Of absolute space, and fate, milts concerning it, 189—9.0

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


276Adds to the weight of bodies, What meant by the Ægyptian

and even gold made by the Isis and Osiris, introduction of it into quick- Plato's and Aristotle's threefold

silver, 169. 1926 diftinction 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 ab. Opinion 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, 206-13 of Socrates and Pythagoras Sir Isaac Newton's hypothesis of would have secured the minds 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 recommendNo accounting for natural phæ ed,

332. 338 nomena, either by attraction. Who agrees with Scripture in and repulsion, or by elasticæ many particulars, 339 ther, without the presence of His opinion of the Deity, and an incorporeal agent, 231.– particularly of a Trinity,agree

38. 246. 249. 294-97 able to revelation, 341-365

84. 322

268. 299


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