The Theology and Philosophy in Cicero's Somnium Scipionis, Explained: Or, a Brief Attempt to Demonstrate, that the Newtonian System is Perfectly Agreeable to the Notions of the Wisest Ancients: and that Mathematical Principles are the Only Sure Ones

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E. Withers, 1751 - 55 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 38 - And therefore, that nature may be lasting, the changes of corporeal things are to be placed only in the various separations and new associations and motions of these permanent particles; compound bodies being apt to break not in the midst of solid particles, but where those particles are laid together and only touch in a few points.
الصفحة 13 - And when the woman faw that the tree was good for food, and that it -was pleafant to the eyes, and a tree to be defired to make one wife ; fhe took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave alfo unto her hufband with her, and he did eat.
الصفحة 10 - And these things being rightly dispatched, does it not appear from phenomena that there is a Being, incorporeal, living, intelligent, omnipresent, who in infinite space, as it were in his sensory, sees the things themselves intimately and thoroughly perceives them, and comprehends them wholly by their immediate presence to himself...
الصفحة 30 - Is not this medium much rarer within *' the denfe bodies of the fun, ftars, planets and comets, " than in the empty celeftial fpaces between them ? *' And in paffing from them to great diftances, doth it tt not grow denfer and denfer perpetually, and thereby ** caufethe gravity of thofe great bodies towards one a...
الصفحة 37 - Particles continue entire, they may compofe Bodies of one and the fame Nature and Texture in all Ages: But mould they wear away, or break in pieces, the Nature of Things depending on them, would be changed. Water and Earth, compofed of old worn Particles and Fragments of Particles, would not be of the fame Nature and Texture now, with Water and Earth compofed of entire Particles in the Beginning.
الصفحة 11 - being prefent in all Places, is more able " by his Will to move all Bodies within " his Infinite uniform Senfery, and there...
الصفحة 43 - I here ufe the word attraction in general for any endeavour, of what kind foever, made by bodies to approach to each other; whether...
الصفحة 28 - ... mercury, ready for the purpose : upon which the mercury in the tube fell, till it became a counterbalance to the weight of the atmosphere. He then asked Sir Isaac, whether...
الصفحة 33 - ... inflected, and heats bodies ; and « all fenfation is excited, and the members of * animal bodies move at the command of the « Will, namely by the vibrations of this Spirit, * mutually propagated along the folid filaments •* of the nerves, from the outward organs of * fenfe to the brain, and from the brain into * the mufcles. But thefe are things that cannot * be explain'd in few words, nor are we fur...
الصفحة 5 - Afncanus, quotisque hum! defixa tua mens erit ? nonne afpicis , qux in templa veueris i novem tibi orbibus , vel potius globis connexa funt omnia : quorum unus eft cceleftis...

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