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iff dying men» A notable ohkrvatlon of hxtixns^ an ancient' Greek Phyficianito this purpofe, Enthufiafme by va^pro^e^sg^ and ether Tiat Unl objedfs, T is acknowledged, as well by Heathens as by ' Chriftian-stbat abfolutely & infallibly to fore- tell things future, doch belong unto Him only^, to whom all things paf Ted^ prefent and future: are equally prefent.
For i finde that fomc Greek Phyficians challenge unto themfelves that exprefli- oi^j of3t*57Koi' /s-it9®-, ( except we could make a difference of o*9i«f;jcoy and Gy0tf^/«57K«\, ) as proper to themfelves .'and they make it a dileafe of the body, which we faid before was excluded by ^Utarch^ and no fuch thing as Tlmarch would have ; but merely imaginary^through thediftemper the phanfy. ^ makes 14 ^ Treatife Chap, i, makes It a kind of melancholy, which begins in imaginary Bnthufiafms | but commonly ends, he (aith, in real mad- nefle. ,&I find him let out by Men, Stephen, But here I mu H: crave, though it will not much conduce to that we mainly drive at, the benefit of all indif Feiendy, that I may for Phyficians fakes,being bound to honoui- the profef Tion for the benefit I have received thereby, iniift a while upon that definition o^ Ernhnfiafme which I find in thofe "Of o/i Or Colle6lion o of the effects o/atra bills (jy melancholy, a probable ^r&uad of fome naturall divinatio H, tut after fome general grounds and propofitms, the continual ATiipfoieu, or emanations of bodies^ according to Ari- llotle and others, and the parturitions of caufes, (or foregoing natma H fignes of (ttange evmts and alterations,) difcernable t& . feme ttmpers, as alfo the concatenation of natural Cmfes^ ac^ hrd'mg to the Stoicks, a morepnbable ground o The Divination .
His language: his matter ^nd why notfo much admired, and forav^fhmg in our daywfm^ he hath bee^ formerly. I will not take the advantage of Natures amplitude in this kind, as full pf wonders^ as it is of obje6is, if rati- onally and philofophically looked upon. , yet I am fare is not the fame, neither foe the number, nor definition of particulars, I will therefore take it as from pint arch, rather then from ^Uto , whom he quotes. I fhall therefore fpare that labour, and con- tent my ielf with plmarchs divifion ; vvhich, although he mention P/4^(? If any fludious of p Uto^ fhall deiire private fatis*- fa6^ion, I fliall hope that it oiay be given to their own good liking. We muft not expe(^ from Philofophers , that they (hould be very exa6l Grammarians ; for it will not hold in all words that are of that forme, as for example, lix^^'p Ttf]©- ; it im- plies an effe(5l of the thunder indeed, but not a participa- tion ( at leaft not a(^ive, but paffive ) of the power : in li^t^w A/®-, it is a mere relation ; but in %^7Wf Q;l confef Tc, and many ochers, it doth imply both participation and pie. But befides ; l^^^fft Myi U doth not fo properly anfwer to l^yy Kv and t^^^tv , as tv^®-^ or iy3««i^V9 and ifavvj^V' Pl^toi words are ib obfcure, that ic would take us much time to make him intelligible ; which I doubt to moft that will read this, will neither be pleafing nor profit table.