Of the Nature of Things; In Six Books Volume 2

Of the Nature of Things; In Six Books Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1714 edition. Excerpt: ... tho' Things lose their Parts, when they are gone, 1080 Some new Supplies of other Seeds come on, And more than they have lost: Thus Things endure, Look gay, and young, until they grow mature. Thence by Degrees our Strength melts all away, And treach rous Age creeps on, and Things decay: I085 For Bodies, now grown big, and large, which cease 7 From their continu'd Growth, nor more increase, Still waste the more, their Parts disperse with Ease. O The nour'fhing Parts come slowly on, and few, Too small decaying Nature to renew j The NOTES. 1071. For that, &c Having asserted that his Worlds grow sometimes bigger, sometimes less, he explains in these 27. v. (he whole Reason of the Growth and Decay of Animals, and affirms that the fame Reason holds food in other Things likewise. ow Animals grow, because in the first Part of their Life, more Nourishment is converted into their Substance, than departs, and is lost from it i in the middle Pairt of their Life, when they are grown to Maturity, as much only is converted into the Substance, as goes away from it: then the Age of the Animal is at a Stand; that is to fay, the Animal neither grows, nor decreases: but in its declining Age. mare flies 3way from its Substance, than is converted into it. Thus the Animal increases and wastes away-, but how it comes to pass, that in the first Part of Life more is receiv'd and conjom'd, in the middle Part as much, and in the last less, the Poet does noc think fie so inquire; And, indeed the Reason of that is conceal'd, and to my Knowledge ever will be so from Atheists. IC174. Because, &c, Thus Cicero, in the second Book de Nar. Deor. describes the Manner, by which the Food is distributed in to all the Parts of the Body. It is first, fays he, receiv'd into the...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626389
  • 9781236626387