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In 1671 he published Confiderations on the Usefulness of Experimental and Natural Phi. losophy, che fecond Part; as also, A Collection of Tracts upon several useful and important Points of Practical Philosophy, both which works were received as new and valuable gifts to the learned world. In 1672 came abroad his Essay about the Origin and Virtue of Gems, in which, according to his usual custom, he treated an old and beaten fubject in a very new and useful manner; so that it may be truly faid, that he not only threw an additional light upon a very dark and difficult subject, but also pointed out the only certain method of acquiring a perfect knowledge of the nature and virtues (if any such there be) of all kinds of precious stones, He published also, the same year, another Collection of Tracts, touching the Relation between Flame and Air and feveral other use. ful and curious fubjects, besides furnithing in this, and in the former year, a great number of short Dissertations upon a vast variety of topics, addressed to the Royal Society, and inserted in their Transactions.

In the year 1673 he sent abroad his Essays on the frange Subtilty, great Efficacy, and determinate Nature of Emuvia ; to which were added, Variety of Experiments on other Subjects. The same year Anthony Le Grand dedicated to him his History of Nature, which he published in Latin: and in this dedication the author gives a large account of the great reputation which Mr. Boyle had acquired in foreign parts. In 1674 Mr. Boyle published A Collection of Tracts on the Saltness of the Sea, the Moisture of the Air, the natural and preternatural State of Bodies, to which he prefixed, A Dialogue concerning Cold.

In the same year he sent abroad a piece that had been written near ten years before, intitled, The Excellency of Theology compared with the Natural Philofophy, in an Epistolary Discourse to a friend. This treatile, in which are contained a multitude of curious and useful, as well as jaft and natural, obfervations, was written in the time of the great plague, when the author was forced to go from place to place in the country, and had little or no opportunity of consulting his books. He also communicated to the world, the same year, another Collection of Tracts, comprehending some Suspicions about hidden Qualities of the Air, Animadversions upon M. Hobbes's Problem about a Vacuum, A. Discourse of the Cause of Attraction by Suclion; in which several pieces, as there are ma

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In 1675 he printed Some Confiderations about the Reconcilableness of Reason and Religion, by-T. E. a Layman ; to which was annexed,' A Discourse about the Possibility of the Resurrection, by. Mr. Boyle. The reader will observe, that the former, as well as the latter, was of his writing, only he thought fit to mark that with the final letters of his name, and tho' the first of these discourses promises a second part, that however, was not published. Amongit other pieces that he this year communicated to the Royal Society, there

were two papers connected into one difcourse, that deserve particolar notice; the fornier was intitled, An Experimental Discourse of Quicksilver growing hot with Cold; the other related to the fame subject, both of them containing discoveries worthy of fo great a man, and facts that only on his credit could be believed.

In 1676 Mr. Boyle published his Experia, ments and Notes about the Mechanical Origin of particular Qualities, by several discourses on a great variety of subjects, and, amongst the reft, he treats very largely, and, accord. ing to his wonted method, very accurately, of Electricity. He had been for many years a Director of the Eaft-India company, and very useful in this capacity to that great bo

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In the year 1673 he sent abroad his Essays on the strange Subtilty, great Efficacy, and determinate Nature of Emuvia ; to which were added, Variety of Experiments on other Subjects. The fame year Anthony Le Grand dedicated to him his History of Nature, which he published in Latin: and in this dedication the author gives a large account of the great reputation which Mr. Boyle had acquired in foreign parts. In 1674 Mr. Boyle published A Collection of Tracts on the Saltnels of the Sea, the Moisture of the Air, the natural and preternatural State of Bodies. to which he prefixed, A Dialogue concerning Cold.

In the same year he sent abroad a piece that had been written near ten years before, intitled, The Excellency of Theology compared with the Natural Philosophy, in an Epistolary Discourse to a Friend. This treatise, in which are contained a multitude of curious and useful, as well as just and natural, observations, was written in the time of the great plague, when the author was forced to go from place to place in the country, and had little or no opportunity of consulting his books. He also communicated to the world, the same year, another Collection of Tracts, comprehending fome Suspicions about hidden Qualities of the Air, Animadversions upon M. Hobbes's Problem about a Vacuum, A. Discourse of the Cause of Attraction by SúcLion; in which several pieces, as there are ma

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my new discoveries made, so several old errors, and groundless, notions, are refuted and exploded.

In 1675 he printed Some Confiderations about the Reconcilableness of Reason and Re. ligion, by-T. E. a Layman ; to which was annexed, A Discourse about the Possibility of the Resurrection, by. Mr. Boyle. The reader will observe, that the former, as well as the latter, was of his writing, only he thought fit to mark that with the final letters of his name, and tho' the first of these difcourses promises a second part, that however, was not published. Amongst other pieces that he this year communicated to the Royal Society, there were two papers connected into one difcourse, that delerve particolar notice; the former was intitled, An Experimental Discourse of Quicksilver growing hot with Cold; the other related to the fame subject, both of them containing discoveries worthy of so great a man, and facts that only on bis credit could be believed.

In 1676 Mr. Boyle published his Experiments and Notes about the Mechanical Origin of particular Qualities, by several discourses on a great variety of subjects, and, amongst the reft, he treats very largely, and, accord. ing to his wonted method, very accurately, of Electricity. He had been for many years a Director of the Eaft-India company, and very useful in this capacity to that great bo

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