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1749 Excerpt: ... "Of Earth and Sea, thou radiating Flame "That's
chang'd thro' all, and yet in all "the fame, -: "All generative Sun
' 'Tis as inconsistent with, and as destructive of the Scheme of
the Heathens, to suppose any Space or Vacuum, and so Projection and
Attraction, or Gravity, as-Via of the revealed Religion. For if the
Fluid of Air in some of its three Conditions possessed or filled,
or was all Space, which was not filled with Solids or other Fluids,
and so was immenfly large, their Jupiter Deus, &c. then that
was what was, and what constituted Space, and if he take that away,
he leaves the Heathen no Dens j' and Believers, Jews, or
Chrijiians, no mechanical Agents. s The Account we have about their
Space was not in this System, but. beyond it.. Gajsendus, Vol. I.
p. 13 f. cited M. CP. p.. 533. "The 'Pythagoreans were nearly "of
the same Opinion with the Stoifs, M 2 ' con"contenting themselves
with saying, as "Aristotle does, that there was an in"finite Void
beyond the Heaven, ( or "World) which Themistim saith is not "only
romantic, but mere Madness, since "it can neither be shewn what it
is, nor - of what Use it is: And yet Tlutarch "declares the
Pythagoreans supposed a "Void beyond the World, that there "might
be Room for the World to "breathe in." Athan. Kircher, It in. Ext
at. p. 274. cited M. T. p. 310. 41 The AEther inti"mately pervades
all Bodies whatever, "that there should be no Vacuum any "where."
Plato Of. omn. f. 1063. "The Sphere of universal Nature infolds
every thing within its circular Embrace, "endeavours to mix with
itself, lays a "Stress upon the whole, and suffers no "-Place to be
void of Matter. Wherefor..
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