« AnteriorContinuar »
The more Easy and Useful
ELEMENTS of Arithme-
By EDWARD WELLS, D. D.
The Second EDITION.
Printed for JA MES KNAPTON, at the Crown
S it is an Happiness
ness of Gentlemen above the
For as it is one Branch of the Transcendent Excellency of GOD, that He is the infinitely Wife Creator of all Things; So it is one Branch of the Excellency of Man, that He is able to contemplate and apprehend the infinite Wisdom of bis Creator, manifefted in the Works of the Creation: Whereunto Nothing conduces more than the Knowledge of Mathematicks. For we are affured (†) by the wifeft of Men, that GOD has order'd all Things in Measure, Number, and Weight, that is, according to the Rules of Mathematicks:
(†) Wisdom of Solomon, Chap. 11. Ver. 20. And
And therefore, He that would rightly apprehend the Excellent Order or Contrivance of the Creation, must first understand the Sciences relating to MeaSure, Number, and Weight, that is, the feveral Parts of Mathematicks.
And, fince GOD fends no One into the World, to be idle, or only to take is Paftime therein; but the more He bas free'd Gentlemen from bodily Labour, the more He expects they should exercife the Facul ties of their Minds, in order to his greater Glory, by raising their Minds to more clear and
fublime Apprehenfions of his Divine Perfections; and fince A 4