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as Malpighi found it in some Animals . And I have found
boththose great Men to be in some measure in the right, the Hair of some Animals; or in some parts of the Body being very little, if at all tubular; and in others, particularly Mice,Rats,and Cats, to be as I have represented in my Fig.14, &c.
And now if my Inadvertency in otber things hath no worse Effect than it bath had in these, namely, to confirm, correct, or clear others Observations, I hope the Reader will excuse it, if he meets with any
5 any more of the like kind. i But not being conscious of any such thing (although probably there may be many. Juch) I am more fallicitous to beg the Reader's Candour and Favour, mith Relation both to the Text and Notes: in the former of which, I fear be will think I bave as much under-done, as in the latter over-lone the matter : But for my Excuse, I desire it may be considered that the Textual Part being Sermons, to be delivered in the Pulpit, it was necessary to infift but briefly upon many of the Works of God, and to leave out many things that might have been admitted in a more free Discourse. So that I wish it
niny not be thought I have faillitoo-necha' rather than too little for such an Occasion and Place. And indeed I had no smalt Trouble in expunging fomte Things, a tering many, and softening the wanit, anity in a world
, giving in some measure the. It hole a different Dress than what I hail at first drawn it, isp in, and what af non appears in."
11:19 And as for the Notes, which may be thought too farge, I confess
, I might have shortened them, and bad Thoughts of doing it, by casting some of them into the Text, as an ingenious; learned Parend advised. But when I began to do this, I found it was in a manner to niew-make all, and ibát bouild" be" niečč sit ated to tranfcribe the greateft part of be Book, wbich (bat! ving no Afifiant) would have been toa, teibidus for meg being pretty well fatigued with it before. "I then thought it befl'tó pare off from Yonne, and to leave ortt others, and accordingly did so in many places, and would bave done it in more, particularly, in many of the Citations out of the Ancients, both Poets and orbers, as also in many of the Anatomical Observations, and many af, niy own and others Observations. But then I considered as to the Firl, that those Citations do (many of themi at leaft)- her the Šense of Mankind about God's Works, and that the most of them may be acceptable to Toung Gentlemen at the Univerfities, for whose Service these Lectures are great lý intended. And as to the Anatomical Notes, and fonie orbers of the like Nature, most of them serve either to the Confirmation, or the Illustration, or Explication of the Text, if not to the Learned, yet to the unskilful, less learned Reader , for whose fakesi if I had added more,, I believe he would forgive me. And laftly, as to the Observation of my Jelf and some others, where itshappens that they are long, it is commonly where a Necelity lay" zıpon me of fully expresing the Aut bor's Sense, or my own, or where the Tbing was new, and never before Published ; in wbich
Cafe, it was necessary to be more Express and Partiore lar, that in Matters better known, or where the Ascu thors may be referred unto.
· In the former Editions I promised another Part I bad relating to the Heavens, if I was thereunto ener couraged. And two large Impreffions of this, Bank, having been fold off, so as to admit of a Thirdi. before the Tear was gone aboist ; and bearing that it is trakf=; lated into two, if not three Langilages zu bust especiala ly, being importured by divers learnedd Parfonsi broches known and unknown I have thought my felft fuffices ently engaged to perform that Promise"; and have atomi cordingly publishakthat Part.
- So that I have nan carried mig Survey throngides mof parts of the Visible Grelations, except #jer Watery which are for tharroft part omittendons vans the Vegas tables, which, for want of time, I was
forced to treat of in a perfunétory manner. and to the undertaking of the former of these, having received divers Sollicitations from Persons unknown as well as known, 1 think
my self bound in Civility to own their favour, and to return them my hearty Thanks for the kind Opinion they have shewn of my other Performances, that they have encouraged me to undertake this other Task. And accordingly I have begun it ; and (as far as my constant attendance on niy Cuere, and my other Affairs will admit of) I have made some Progress in it. But I fear I shall searce be able crinib it as ! would, unless I had more leisure than my present Circumstances will admit of ; and therefare
Lorecommend that ample and noble Subject taotbersuimbo bava: neprek leifure, and would do it better than I d.o.o.
As to Additions, I have been mehrfólticited therein to by divers curious and learned Persons, who wordt bave bad me to insert some of their Observations, and many more of my own: but in a Work of this nature, this would bave been endless; and although the Book would thereby be rendered much better, and more com
pleat, yet Icould by no means excufe so great an Injustice to the Purcbafers of the former Editions. And therefore (except in the ad Edit. where it was not eafy to be avoided few Additions or Alterations bave been made, besides what were Typographical, or of small confideration. Only in the Third Edition I amended) the first Paragraph of Note 1. Chap 5. B. iconcerning Gravity, and in this Fourth, Page 16, and 18. I have inserted two Passagès tout of Seneca, tbas were inadvertently left out, and corrected many things, that upon a careful Review, seemed to want amenda
And laftly, as to tbe following Analysis, it was added at the request of some of my learned and ingenious Friends, and although it might bave been is contracted, they would not suffer it to be fo. Sinas
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11.205.39,47 0,0 liter ses HE Works of the Creation relating to our Terraqueous vits Globe, are such as are visible inghe it:vi, booh
) DE 11 ils Ourworks or Appendages of the Globe iniz, these three 1. The Atmosphere pijo ::!! 10,wires) Composed of Air and Vapours; Page 49151 103) Useful to
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Reflecting and Refracting Light 12.
To the Salubrity and Pleasure of the Air 150
Clouds and Rain: Of great use to the ISRefreshment of the Earth and the things therein 20
Origine of Fountains, according to fome 23
Expansion 30. 3. Gravicy,