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descending. Not that God, who beforehand knows all things, has Occafion for Informers; but because it is for the Benefit of us Mortals to have such Mediators and Intercessors, that we may have the greater Reverence for the Lord of all things and his chief Potentate, which made us formerly desire a Mediator, Exod. xx. 19. “ Speak thou with us, but let not God Speak with us, left we die." P. 812. Some observing that the Seasons of the Year are diversified by the approaching and withdrawing of the Sun, whence Animals, Trees, Fruits are produced and brought to Maturity, they have thought there were no other. Gods but the Sun, Moon, and Stars, but had they gone the right Way to Work, they would soon have learned, that as our Senses are the Ministers of the Mind, so in like Manner, these Rulers which are the Objects of our Senses, are Ministers of that Being who falls not under Sense, being pleased to be ranked in the second Place, buc. P. 520. Thou shalt go to thy Fathers, Gen. xv. 15.--Not to those buried in Chaldean Monuments, but, as some are of Opinion, to the Sun, Moon, and Stars : For these are the Fathers of universal Nature. Others interpret this Saying of the archerypal Ideas, intellectual

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and invisible; after whose Pattern or Exemplar is framed the visible Creation, which are a Mansion proper for the Soul of a wise Man. Others again imagine that the Fathers spoken of, are the four principal Potentates or Powers, of which this World consists, Earth, Water, Air and. Fire : into which every thing is again necessarily revolved But the intellectual and celestial Genus of the Soul goes to the purest Ether as to its Father: For this is, as the Antients teach, a fifth, or quint, Essence endued with an orbicular Motion, more excellent than the other four, of which the Heaven and Stars seem to have been made ; and as far as we can collect, the human Soul is a Particle of this fifth, or Quint, Ellence. P.1154. Others also affirm our Souls to be a Part of the ethereal Nature; and make

a Relation between Man and the Ether. · P. 90. The one is made of Earth, the

other a divine ethereal Ray. It is thereby very suitable that the Body which is made of Earth should be nourished by such Food as the Earth produces : But that the Soul, a Portion of the ethereal Nature, should have divine and ctherial Aliment.”

Truths are like Propositions in Trigonometry; if certain Parts be given, they discover the rest. He has shewed us that

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the Machine in this World was a Type of what he in Greek calls Beds, God; he has shewed us that the Fire at the Orb of the Sun represented, or was like, the Father and Prince of all things; he has shewed us that a Person called the Light, the Son, and the Word, was represented by the Light here, and had his Name from it; and that a Pera son called the Spirit was represented by the Spirit here, and had his Name from it. If this Machine be an Exemplar of his Archtype, there must be three, that is, as many in his Archtype as in his Exemplar. If the Exemplar and Archtype be each, or both like the Original, as this, he calls the Exemplar, has three, there must also be three in the Effence. He talks of a Word, and two supreme Potentates ; and makes the Word Creator of all things. He has made Light the Word; did Light form Fire and Spirit? He will not let the Original be.either like his Archtype or Exemplar, but be one; but why do I mention Numbers? he made no difference between singular and plural. I think he gives no Trouble to his God, but only to make his Word for him; and to say, without any Evidence or Appearance of Truth, that he did make him, is the whole Purport of his Book. If he had made his Word and his two Powers in his

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Archtype equal, that would have been exactly the Trinity of the Heathens; an Intelligence, in Idea, to every material Agent as theirs, in what he calls Ideas, were. I shall fhew you that he has made further Concessions, and I shall make further Uses of them, and shew that there was an Archtype of the Persons in the Effence, &c. exhibited, in Ideas, before this World was created, which he has laboured so much to deface. And, if that Archtype had not been exhibited in Ideas, before this World was created, 'tis likely the World had never been created. And, if it had been created without that which those Ideas represented, 'tis likely not a Man in it would have been faved; and, for want of knowing that, he has spoiled his whole Scheme. And others, in the same Condition, have taken from him, or at second hand. Clark's Definition of his God, in his Attributes, is taken from this. Philo, p. 87. every where as well as always, p. 95. bis Emanations, p. 208. (His two created Persons) most perfect rational Creatures, fuperior to Men, cannot do Evil. The Scheme of making Angels Mediators was taken from him ; the Plan of every independent Sect, nay even that of the Quakers, are taken from him ; VOL. VI.

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Wollaston's Natural Religion and his are the same ;, Woolston's allegorical Explanations and his are of the same fort ; ..... Sincerity and his are the same. He has given us a wilder Account of Ideas than Locke or any body else ever durst give. No old Woman ever told a Story about Spirits haunting Tombs, doc. about Fairies, &c. but the Original is there. From p. 501. Sir Isaac had his wonderful Discovery that most Creatures each had two Feet, c. “ The same is remarkable in the Members of Animals, particularly Men. For Foor answers to Foot, Hand to Hand, and right to left.” And hence, cited above, he had his Description that his God was never pleased nor displeased. Hence, cited above, Clark had his darling Salutation to every Woman who had a Son; Madam, I hope Master is well; I hope he does not think that he is as old as his Father. He should have added; “ Madam, you may depend upon what I mean by this; 'tis what every Christian must belicve; I had it out of a Greek Book written by an apostate Jew; Madam, I cannot read Hebrew; for I was look'd upon so fit a Man for Business, that before. I had time to learn to read the Bible, I was set to pick out a God fit for our purpose, and to pick out Priests fit for such a God, and

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