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Page 40 - By this way of analysis we may proceed from compounds to ingredients; and from motions to the forces producing them; and in general, from effects to their causes; and from particular causes to more general ones, till the argument end in the most general.
Page 397 - Matthew then, among the Jews, wrote a gospel in their own language, while Peter and Paul were preaching the gospel at Rome, and founding a church there.
Page 40 - As in mathematics, so in natural philosophy, the investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis, ought ever to precede the method of composition. This analysis consists in making experiments and observations, and in drawing general conclusions from them by induction, and admitting of no objections against the conclusions, but such as are taken from experiments, or other certain truths. For hypotheses are not to be regarded in experimental philosophy.
Page 396 - Among these were reckoned the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; the Acts of the Apostles; the Epistles of the apostle Paul...
Page 241 - The surface of a sphere is equal to four times the area of a circle...
Page 40 - And although the arguing from experiments and observations by induction be no demonstration of general conclusions, yet it is the best way of arguing which the nature of things admits of, and may be looked upon as so much the stronger, by how much the induction is more general.
Page 153 - When the whole is put for a part, or a part for the whole; a genus for a species, or a species for a genus; the singular...
Page 207 - He is likewise to decide the elections of knights of the shire, (subject to the control of the house of commons,) of coroners, and of verderors ; to judge of the qualification of voters, and to return such as he shall determine to be duly elected.
Page 35 - ... connected together in the fancy, that the idea of the one seems, of its own accord, to call up and introduce that of the other. If the objects are still observed to succeed each other as before, this connection, or, as it has been called, this association of...
Page 114 - Hottoman to be a rescript, or answer of the sovereign, delivered, by advice of his council, to some college, order, or body of people, upon consulting him on some case of their community. The like answer, given to any particular person, is called simply rescript.

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