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N Psal. iri. 2. The Palmist astris, That |

the (1) Works of the Lord are great ; fought out of all them that have Pleasure therein. This is true of all God’s Works, particularly of his Works of Generation : Which, when : out, or, as the Hebrew Word (2) signifieth, when heedfully and deeply pried into, folicitously observ'd, and enquir’d out, especially when clearly difcovered to us; in this

- , •• * (1) It is not unlikely that the Psalmist might mean, at leaft have an Eye to, the Works of the creation in this Text, the Word "nyvŋ being the fame that in Pfal. 19. 1. is tranflated God's Handy-work, which is manifestly applied to the Works of Creation, and properly fignifieth Faćłum, Opus, Opificizum, from -tyy Fecit, Paravit, Aptavit. And faith Kircher, fignificat talem affećfionem, quâ aliquid existit vel realitèr, vel ornatè,

vel ut non fit in pristino statu quo fuit. Concord. p. 2. col. 93*. (2) UT? Questrit, perquistrit, fifitatus est, Buxtor. in verb. Et fimul importat curam, co folicitudinem, Conrad." Kirch. ib. P. I. col. I 174. - * - - , B - Cafe

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(3) Quod st omnes mundi partes ita constitute funt, ut neque ad zifum meliores potuerint effe, neque ad fpeciem pulchriores ; videamus utrum ea fortuita fînt, an eo fatu, 429 cohærère nullo modo. potuerint, nist fenfu moderante, , divinâque providentiå. : si ergo meliora funt ea que Naturâ, quàm illa, que Arte perfestia funt, *ee Ars efficit quid fine ratione ; ne Natura quidem rationis expers est habenda. Qui igitur convenit, fignum, aut tabulam pićiam cum adspexeris, foire adhibitam : artem ; cumque procul curfum *avigii videris, non dubitare, quin id ratione atque arte moveatur : aut cum Solarium, &c. Mundum autem, qui & has ipfas artes, & earum artifices, &# cunfia complećłatur, confilii & rar tionis effe expertem putare ? Quod f in Scythiam, aut in Britan: niam, Spheram aliquis tulerit hant, quam nuper familiaris nofer efecit Pofdonius, cujus fîngulæ conversones idem efficiunt in Sole, G-c. quod :: in cælo fingulis diebus & nostibus; quis in illâ barbarie dubitet, quin ea Sphæra fit perfetta Ratione? Hi autem dubitant de Mundo, ex quo & oriuntur, & fiunt omnia, cafune ipse fît effettus, an Ratione, an Mente Divinä ? Et Archimedem arbitrantur plus valuisse in imitandis Sphera enversionibus; quam Naturam in efficiendis, prefertim cùm multispartibusfintilla perfesta, quam hec simulata, folertius, &c. Cic. de Nat, l. 2. c. 34, 35. :: (4) And a little before he faith of Nature it felf, omnem ergo regit Waturam ipf [Deus] &c. ' ’ (5) Mundus codex est Dei, in quo jugitèr legere debemus, Bernard. erm. - - |- - * Arbitror nullam gentem, neque Hominum focietatem, apud quos alla Deorum est religio, quidquam habere facris Eleusiniis aut Samothraciis Émile : Ea tamen obsturà docent que profitentur : Nature vero opera in omniðus animantibus funt ferfpisua.„ Galen, de Uf

Part. l. 17. c. I. * - - - Subtilties

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B o o K I. Of the Out-works of the Terraqueous Globe ; the Atmosphere, Light, and

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T H E Atmosphere, or Maß of Air, Vapours - and Clouds, which furrounds our Globe, will appear to be a matter of Design, and the infinitely wife Creator’s Work, if we confider its Nature and Make (1), and its Ufe to the World # 2). J. Its Nature and Make, a Mass of Air, , offübtile penetrating Matter, fit to pervade other Bodies, to penetrate into the inmost Receffes of Nature, to excite, animate, and spiritualize ; and in fhort, to be the very Soul of this lower World. A thing confequently 2. Of greatest Use to the World; useful to the Life, the Health, the Comfort, the Pleasure and Bufînefs of the whole Globe. It is the Air the

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whole Animal World breatheth, and lively by ; not only the Animals inhabiting the Earth (|) and |- - Air,

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