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be only known from its Operations. Whoever therefore will study Mathematics in this view, will become not only by Mathematics a more expert Logician, and by Logic a more rational Mathematician, but a wiser Philosopher, and an acuter Reasoner, in all the possible subjects either of science or deliberation.

But when Mathematics, instead of being applied to this excellent purpose, are used not to exemplify Logic, but to supply its place; no wonder if Logic pass into contempt, and if Mathematics, instead of furthering science, become in fact an obftacle. For when men, knowing nothing of that Reasoning which is universal, come to attach themselves for years to a single Species, a species wholly involved in Lines and Numbers only; they grow insensibly to believe these laft as inseparable from all ReaSoning, as the poor Indians thought


every berseman to be inseparable from bis borse.

And thus we see the use, nay the necessity of enlarging our literary views, left even Knowlege itself should obstruct its own growth, and perform in some measure the part of ignorance and barbarity.


Such then is the Apology made by the Author of this Treatise, for the multiplicity of antient quotations, with which be bas filled his Book. If he can excite in bis readers a proper Spirit of curiosity; if he can help in the least degree to enlarge the bounds of Science; to revive the decaying taste of antient Literature; to lessen the bigotted contempt of every thing not modern; and to assert to Authors of every age their juft portion esteem; if he can in the least degree contribute to these ends, he hopes it may be allowed, that he has done a


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service to mankind. Should this fervice be a reason for his work to furvive, he has confeft already, 'twould be no unpleasing event. Should the contrary bappen, he must acquiesce in its fate, and let it peaceably depart to those destined regions, where the produktions of modern Wit are every day departing,

in vicum vendentem tus et odores.


Chap. X. Concerning Participles and Ado

jectives. Chap. XI. Concerning Attributives of the Secondary Order.

p. 192

p. 184


Chapter I. Concerning Definitives. page 213 Chap. II. Concerning Connectives, and first

those called Conjunctions. p. 237 Chap. III. Concerning those other Connec

tives, called Prepositions. p. 261 Chap. IV. Concerning Cases. p. 275 Chap. V. Concerning Interje£tions-Recapi, tulation Conclusion.

p. 289


Chapter I. Introduction -Divison of the Subječt into its principal Parts.

page 30,5 Chap. II. Upon the Matter or common Sub

ject of Language.

p. 316

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