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... copy in French as nigh as to me is possible. And if any word be said therein
well, I am glad; and if otherwise, I submit my said book to their correction. Which
book I present unto the high born, my to-coming natural and sovereign lord Arthur
... thoughts than writing a book which » T would afterwards be presented to your
Majesty. My intention was only to lay down some elementary principles, by which
inquirers on the subject of religion might be instructed in the nature of true piety.
It shows both the nature and tendency of the true knowledge of the Creator —
that this is not learned in the schools, but that every man from his birth is self-
taught it — Yet that the depravity of men is so great as to corrupt and extinguish
man at his creation, and treats of the image of God, freewill, and the primative
integrity of nature. — Having finished the subject of creation, he proceeds to the
conservation and government of all things, concluding the first book with a full ...
... everyone a fancy and cogitation differing: there being nothing wherein Nature
so much triumpheth as in dissimilitude. ... so strong a contrariety of inclinations;
so many natural and unnatural; wise, foolish, manly, and childish affections and ...
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