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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...to eternity. For eternity,
possessing a middle order in intclligiblcs, perfects the order
posterior to itself, supplying it with union, but unfold into light
that which is prior to itself, producing into multitude its
ineffable union, and cornice/ the middle bond of intelligiblcii,
und guards all things intransitively through its power. Time,
therefore, receiving supcrnully the triple powers of eternity,
imparts them to souls. Eternity, however, possesses this triad
unitedly; but time both unitedly und distributive )'; and souls
distributively alone. Hence, of souls, some are characterized
according to one, and others according to another power of time;
some imitating its unfolding, others its perfective, and others its
connective power. Thus also with respect to the Fates, some of
these being adapted to give completion and perfection to things,
are said to sing the past, always indeed energizing, and always
singing, their songs being intellections, and fubricativc energies
about the world: for the past is the source of completion. Others
again of these are adapted to connect things present; for they
guard the essence and the generation of these. And others are
adapted to unfold the future: for they lead into essence and to an
end that which as yet is not. We may also say, since there is an
order of souls more excellent than ours divided into such as ure
first, such as arc middle, and such as arc last, the most total of
these are adapted to the past. For as this comprehends in itself
the present and the future, so these souls comprehend in themselves
the rest. But souls of a middle rank are adapted to the present;
for this was once future, but is not yet the past. As, therefore,
the present contains in itself the future, so these middle...
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