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In Four P ARTS.
of Matcer, or Substance, and the specifick Qualities of natural Bodies.
ics great constituent Parcs ; the Sun, Moon, Planets, Comers, tix'd
and other Phänomena therein.
Globe, in all its Parts and Productions ; as Minerals, Mecals, Stones, &c.
, &c. Of Rivers, Springs, Gi.
Insects, Reptiles, Shell-Animals, &c.
last and present Age, treated in the familiar Way of Dialogue, adapted
By BENT. MARTIN, 010675xvo.
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 Tesfc.
Princed for J. Noor, ac the White- Hare in Cheapfide, near Mercers-
Racional DELIGHT and AMUSÉMENT,
and Real PROFIT and Use, in the IM-
Are Humbly Recommended,
and Inscribed by the Composer,
Do not intend this Preface to give arz
in the following Book; the Title Page, WAV ridles, are abundantly faficient for
that : But rather that the Reader may have some Account of the Reasons wby I bave 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 can pretend to ; and the more we know of this, the more perfeet will be our Nature, and the more nearly shall 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 Dignity of their Nalure, and wretchedly content to live in Ignorance) ( A 3)