Excerpt from Select Discourses: Treating 1. Of the True Way or Method of Attaining to Divine Knowledge; 2. Of Superstition; 3. Of Atheism; 4. Of the Immortality of the Soul; 5. Of the Existence and Nature of God; 6. Of Prophecy
And nov found that I flood in need of more Hands and Eyes then mine own for the fair tranfcribing of the Papers (otherwife impoffible to be printed) as alfo for the examining of the material (momtions in this Vo lume and in this Labour I had the affiftance of fome Friends to whom the memory of the Author was very pterions. As for fome fhort Allufions and Exprelfi ons borrow'd out of ancient Authors, ferving rather for Ornament then Snpport of the Matter in hand, there feem'd to be lefs need of being follicitous about all of them: But for the Other Tefiimonies, which are many and weighty, there were but Few (fome polfibly among fi1ch a number of Quotations might efcape) that were nor examin'd; andi am fure that this labour was nor unnecelfary and in vain, how wearifome foever it was, efpecially where the Authors, or the places in the Au thors, were not mention'd.
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