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. Security against Winter, by their

rSubsisting in a different, viz., their Nympha or Au

I relia state 369. '< Living in Torpitude, without any Waste of Body ot

I Spirits 370.

^Laying up Provision before-hand.
Preservation of their Species by their
Chusing proper Places, to lay up their Eggs and Sperm,
so that the

{Eggs may have due Incubation 373. Young sufficient Food. Care and Curiosity in repositing their Eggs in neat Order, and with the proper Part uppermost 382. Incomparable Art of Nidification,by being endow'd with C Parts proper for, and agreeable to the several Ways of -1 Nidification, and the Materials they use in it. £ Architectonick Sagacity to build and weave their Cells, or to make even Nature herself their Hand-maid 384. Reptiles. Which agreeing with other Animals in something

or other before treated of, I consider only their C Motion.which is very remarkable, whetherweconsider the

I .-Manner of it, as
\ f Vermicular 394.
j Sinuous.
•i y < Snail-like.
1 * Catterpillar-like.
Parts ministring to it.
'^Poison, which serves to
C Scourge Man's Wickedness 398.
1 Their easy Capture and Mastery of their Prey.
I Their Digestion.
Watery Inhabitants considerable for their
Great Variety 401.
Prodigious Multitudes.

Vast bulk of some.and surprizing minuteness of 0*60403
Incomparable Contrivance and Structure of their Bodies.
Supplies of Food.
Respiration. *• """ ,,

Adjustment of their Organs of Vision to their Element.
Poise and Motion of the Body every Way 401.
^Insensitive Inhabitans. Among which having mentioned
Fossils and others, I insist only upon Vegetables, and that
c m a ciirsory manner upon their
'Great Variety for the several Uses of the World404.
Leaves 407.

Flowers and their admirable Gaiety.
Seed, remarkable for its Ge-

Containing in it a compleat Plant 408.
Preservation and Safety in the Gems, Fruit, Earth, we.
Sowing, which is provided for by Down, Wings, Springy
Cafes, carried about by Birds, sown by the Husband-
man, we 41Z.
Growing and Standing: Some by
C Their own Strength 417.

■^ The Help of others, by clasping about, or hanging upon (_ them.

, ^Remarkable Use, especially of some which seem to be provided for the Good of {All Places 420. Some particular Places, to {Heal some Local Distempers. Supply some Local Wants. Practical Inferences upon the whole are these Six, via. That GOD's Works. ■ 1. Are great and excellent 425.

2. Ought to be enquired into, with a Commendation of such as do so 417.

3. Are manifest to all, and therefore Atheism unreasonable 428.

4. Ought to excite Fear and Obedience 43r.

5. Ought to excite Thankfulness 432.

6. Sould move us to pay God his due Homages and Worship, particularly that of the Lord's Day: which is an Appointment

The most antient 438.

Wisely contrived for Dispatch of Business, and to prevent Carnality.

Whose proper Business is, to cease from Worldly, and to follow Spiritual Employments; the chief of which is the Publick Worship of GOD.

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pN Psal. cxi. 2.' The Psalmist asserts, That

Tip the (a) Works of the Lord are great j sought }W out of all them that have Pleasure therein. H5 This is true of all God's Works, particularly of his Works of Creation: Which, whensought out, or, as the Hebrew Word (b) signifieth, when heedfully and deeply pried into, solicitousy observed and enquired out, especially when clearly discovered

0) It is not unlikely that the Psalmist might mean, at least have an Eye to, the Works oj the Creation in this Text, the Word nu/ytt being the fame that in Psal. 19. 1. is translated God's Handy-work, which is manifestly applied to the Works of Creation, and properly signifieth Fatfum, Opus, Opificium, from mV Fecit, Paravit, Apta-j'it. And faith Kirchcr, fignificat taUm ajfeftionem, qua. aliquid existit vil realiter, -^el ornate, ■velut non fit in priftino statu quo suit. Concord, p. 2. col. 931.

(b) um (gluxfevitfperquisivit, sciscitatm eji, Baxter, in verb. Et fimul import at cur am, & seltcitudinefn- Conrad, Kirch, ib. p. I. col. 1174.

B to to us; in this Cafe, I fay, we find those Works of God abundantly to deserve the Psalmist's Character of being Great and Noble> inasmuch as they are made with the most exquisite Art, (c) contrived with the utmost Sagacity, and ordered with plain wife Design, and ministring to admirable Ends. For which reason St. Paul might well affirm of those noifactl* of God, (d) That the invisible things of God, even bis eternal Power and Godhead, are understood by them. And indeed they are the most easy, and intelligible Demonstrations of the Being and Attributes of God; (e) especially to such as are unacquainted with the

(c) Quod fi omnes mundi parses it a ctnstitutt sunt, ut neque ad usum meliores potuerint ejse, neque ad speciem pulchriores; videamus utrum ea forttiita frit, an eo statu, quo cohirere nullo mod» potuerint, nisi fen/u moderante divinaque providentia. Si ergo meliora sunt ea qua Naturd, quam ilia, qua Arte perfecla sunt, nee Art efjictt quid fine ratione; ne Natura quidem rationis expert efthabenda. Qui igitur coniienit, fignum, aut tabulam pidam cumadspexeris, [tire adhibitameffe artem; cumque procul curfum navigii videris, non dubitare, quin id ,-atione atque arte mo-veatur: aut cum Solarium, &C. Mundum aut em, quiv has ipfas artes, & earum artifices, z? cuncla compleclatur, confilii O" rationis eJJ'e expertem put are I Quod fi in Scythiam, aut in Britanniam, Sph&ramaliquis tulerit hanc, quamnuptr famiitaris noster effecit Pofidonius, cujus fingult converfiones idem efficiunt in Sole, ere. quod efficitur in coslo fingulis diebus v noclibus ; quis in ilia, barbaric dubitet, quin ea Sph&ra fit perfecla Ratione? Hi autemdubitant de Mundo, ex quov oriuntur, v stunt omnia, cafune ipfe fit effeilus,an Ratione, an Mente divind f Et Archimidem arbitrantur plus valuifle in mutandis Spbars. contierfionibus, quam Naturam in efficiendis, pr&fertim cum multispartibus fint ilia perfecla, quam h*c simulata, solertius, &c. Cic. de Nat. I.l; c. 34» 35

(d) And a little before he faith of Nature it self, Omnem ergo regit Naturam ipfe [Deus] ere.

(«) Mundus codex est Dei, in quo jugiter legerc debemus, Bernard. Serm.

Arbitror nullam gentem, neque Hominum societatem, apud ques ulla Dcorum est religio, quidquam habere facris Eleufiniis ami Samothraciis simile: Ea tamen obscure decent qui. profiten

t: Natura -vero opera in omnibus animantibus funt terspicua. lea. de Us. Part. 1. 17. c.i,

Subtiltics Subtilties of Reasoning and Argumentation; as the greatest part of Mankind are.

It may not therefore be unsuitable to the Nature and Design of Lectures ■(/) founded by one of the greatest Vertuofo's of the last Age, and instituted too on purpose for the Proof of the Christian Religion against Atheists and other Infidels, to improve this occasion in the Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of an infinitely wife and powerful Creator, from a Cursory Survey of the Works of Creation, or (as often called) of Nature.

Which Works belong either to our terraqueous Globe, or the Heavens.

I shall begin with our own Globe, being nearest, and falling most under our Senses. Which being a Subject very various and copious, for the more methodical and orderly proceeding upon it, I shall distribute the Works therein:

I. Into such as are not properly Parts, but Appendages or Out-works of the Globe.

II. The Globe it self.

(fj Pbilosefhia est Cambism us ad iidem. Cyril. I. contr. Jill.'

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