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By Way of
To which is added by Way of
By J. F A WCETT.
So fall the World go on till the Return
White Hart in Cheapside ; E. Owen, at the Golden Griffin,
form the Mind in Points commonly reckon'd both useful, and entertaining, and at the same Time of universal Concernment; if they are so framed as to answer their End, it is a fufficient Apology for their Publication. They might indeed bave been thrown into the Form of Esays, or Diser. tations on such and fuch Subječts, but as the present Form was designedly pitch'd on to please the Publick, and for no other Reason than as judging it more entertaining, the Author hopes bis Design to please will at least be pardon'd, even by such as may
think be bas taken an improper Way for it. He bas endeavour'd at least at Truth in the Points be treats of, and if he happens in some Things to differ from some of his Readers, as he knows it impossible to agree with every one, be bas only to say be imposes his Tenets on no one, and will as soon as convinced as readily change bis
Sentiments, as Philander does in Dialogue the Vth, where as the Reader will easily see the Plan is alter'd, and for the very fame Reason that is there related. It is a Debate be knows which bas beek lately agitated, but which he bas therefore purposely refrain'd from Reading, that he might not be biass’d by any meer buman Authority, but by that more perfea Rule of Faith the sacred Writings. And to conclude, tho” he does not pretend to new Discoveries, the Reader may yet meet with Some Things set here in a different Light Than perhaps he has seen tbem before : and be thereby led both to study the Scripture with more Application, and to do it with more Understanding.
Brief Account of the Persons concern'd
in the following Dialogues, and of the Occahon of their falling into these Discourses
. A Question started by Crito, where is Heaven? which is pursued for
someTime between him and Philander, and in which the common Opinion is shewn to be very improbable.
The Debate continued between Philander and Crito, till broke of" by the Interposition of Theophilus; who directs them in this Cafeto consult the Scriptures. The Insufficiency of Philofophy to determine this point. Some Reo marks on the Nature of Motion, and that it cannot be perform'd but in a proper Medium: And on the great Unreasonableness of our expecting to become in a Manner unconfin’d; and omnipotent, as soon as ever let free from the Body.