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Being a View of the
In Four PARTS.
PART I. SOMATOLOGY, treatech of the universal Nature and Properties
of Matcer, or Substance, and the specifick Qualities of natural Bodies.
its great constituent Parcs ; the Sun, Moon, Planets, Comers, tix'd
Stars, O C.
Thewing the wonderful Nature and Properties of the Air, Wind, Meteors,
and other Phänomena therein.
Insects, Reptiles, Shell-Animals, &c.
laft and present Age, treated in the familiar Way of Dialogue, a japeed
By BENJ. MARTIN, 0.6lexuo.
The Works of the Lord are great, fought out of all them that have pleasure
therein, Psalm cxi. 2.
ait, donum et inventum Deorum. Cicero, i Tulc.
Rational DELIGHT and AMUSEMENT,
and Real PROFIT and Use, in the IM-
Are Humbly Recommended,
and Inscribed by the Composer,
Do not intend this Preface to give an es el lehet Account of the Parliculars contained
in the following Book ; the Title Page, large Table of Contents, or Running
Titles, are abundantly suficient for Haur that : But rather that the Reader may have some Account of the Reasons why I have composed for him the ensuing Treatise ; and they are as follow :
First, The Knowledge of the wonderful Works of God in Nature, is of the most exalted and divine Sort, which buman Understanding care pretend to ; and the more we know of this, the more perfeet will be our Nature, and the more nearly small we approach to the Image and Likeness of God: And therefore, since this is the Subje&t of the Book before us, I think it ought to be made as plain, and as publick as possible, That all ( who are not supinely Junk beneath the Dignily of their Nalure, and wretchedly content to live in Ignorance )
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