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An Attempt to explain the

OECONOMY

OF THE
HUMAN FRAME,

UPON THE

PRINCIPLES

OF THE

New PHILOSOPHY.

Vita igitur in fanguine confiftit (uti etiam in facris noftris li-

gimus) quippe in ipso vita, atque anima primo elucet, ulte-
moque deficit, ut cuilibet cernere eft, Sanguinem ultimo ca-
borem (pulfus, vitæque autborem) in se retinere : quo femel
prorfus extin&to, ut jam non amplius fanguis eft fed cruor,
ita nulla poftliminio ad vitam revertendi pes reliqua.
Patetque hoc idem luculentiùs quia nec in omnibus animali-
bus neque omni tempore cor pulsans reperitur, cum fanguis
tamen aut ejus Analogon in nullis unquam defideratur.

Vid. paflim in Exercitat. LI. de generat. Animal. Harv.

VOL. X.

LONDON:
Printed for JAMES HODGES, at the Looking-Glass,
facing St. Magnus's-Church, on London-Bridge.

MDCCXLIX.

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THE

Human FRAME.

INTRODUCTION.

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HERE are two sorts of human
Learning to learn : That which

others have already learned, which comes by Instructions from Writings, Words, or Examples; and that which has not yet been learned, which is acquired by Observations, and Comparisons of Opinions, Actions or Things. This Age very unjustly prizes the one, and despises the other, admires old Knowledge, and ridicules new; which is the Reason we have fo few beneficial Improvements. And it is observable, that Men who are Masters of, and full of the one, seldom do any considerable Thing in the other. Most Scholars learn to tell us, learnedly, what we know or have in use; few learn to tell us any thing we know not. Men who learn to mind Words, seldom mind Vol. X.

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