The Philosophical Transactions ... Abridged ..., Volume 5

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Page 8 - And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air...
Page 2 - And God said, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed ; to you it shall be for meat.
Page 215 - Fish appeared in the Night like a burning Coal; so that without any other Light, I could read by it the same Characters that I read by the Light in the Wake of the Ship.
Page 170 - Rites and Ceremonies. They are ignorant of all parts of the World but their own ; they wonder much at us> that will take fo much Care and Pains, and run thro' fo many Dangers both by Sea and Land, only, as they fay, to uphold and nourifh Pride and Luxury. For, fay they, every Country in the whole World is fufficiently endow'd by Nature with every thing that is neceflary for the Life of Man, and that therefore it is madnefs to feek for, or defire, that which is needlefs and unneceflary.
Page 167 - They believe that there are almoft infinite numS 2 her ber of Worlds, and that God has oftentimes Annihilated and Re-Created the fame. But how he came firft to Create the World and Mankind, they relate to have been thus— Once on a time (fay they) as he was fet in Eternity, it came into his mind to make fomething, and immediately no fooner had he thought the fame, but that the fame Minute was a perfect Beautiful Woman prefent immediately before him, which he called...
Page 125 - This they discover'd to be the door of a cave, which had a long entry leading into it. At the first entering we were forced to creep; but still as we went on, the pillars on each side of us were higher and higher; and coming into the cave, we found it about 20 foot high. In this cave, on each hand of us was a cell or apartment, and another went on streight forward opposite to the entry.
Page 167 - ... as well Angels and Souls, as all other things ; but as for the Spirits, they are no more thought of. Yet for all this, after 71 Joogs more, all is annihilated again. How many Joogs are pafs'd fince the World was laft created, they cannot certainly tell ; only it is obfervable, that in an.
Page 218 - ... it were to be wished that the ancient Greek and Latin authors had delivered down to us the degree of the saltness of the sea, as it was about 2000 years ago; for then it can not be doubted but that the difference between what is now found and what then was, would become very sensible.
Page 166 - Difpofuions of Men ; for their Souls, before their Entrance into their Bodies, being tainted with different Affections, caufes the like Differences in the Parties, whofe Bodies are their Vehicles. So that if a Man happen to have a...
Page 166 - People, and inftrudl them, which is commonly every Feaft-day, Full Moon, or the time of an Eclipfe of either Luminary, they tell the common People much of God, Heaven and Hell, but very imperfectly, obfcurely and myftically. They fay, that when God thought of making the World, he made it in a Minute.

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