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to hinder or sreclaim them. That Birds of the same Rind
should make Nests exa&ly alike, where foever bred, and the

they had never seen a Neft made.

The Migration of Birds from one Country to another, a strange

and unaccountable Aétion.


The wonderful Art observable in the Construction, Situation,

and Figure of the Cells in Honey-combs 132, 133, 134. That

Bees and other Animals, lay up in store, either for the Food

of their Young, or their own Winter-Provision


The Provision that is made for the preservation and security of

weak and timorous Creatures, and for the diminishing of the


136, 137, 138

The fitness of the Parts of the bodies of Animals to everyone's

nature and manner of Living, instanced in, 1. The Smine,

139, &c. 2. The Mole, 141. 3. The Tamandua or Ant bear,

142. 4•

The Chamæleon, 143, 5. The whole Genius of

Wood-peckers, ibid. 6. Swallows, 144. 7. Doukers or



In Bird's all the Members are fitted for the use of flying 146,

&c. The use of the Tuil in Birds


The Bodies of Fishes most conveniently formed and provided for

the use of Swimming 150, 151. and particularly those of
Cetaceous Fishes for Respiration, and preserving their Natural

Heat 151, 152. and of. Amphibious Creatures ibid.

The fitting of the Parts of Animals one to another, viz. The

Genitals of the Sexes 153. The Nipples of the Paps to the

Mouth and Organs of Suction Ibid. The admirable Stru&ture

of the Breasts or Paps, for the preparing and separating, the

containing and retaining of the Milk, that it doth not floup

out without Pressure or Suftion


Several Observations of Aristocle's, relating to the fitness of

the Parts to the Creatures Nature and Manner of Living, and

to their respective Uses

155, 156

Another remarkable Instance in proportioning the length of the
Neck to that of Legs in Animals 157, 158. Of the Aponeu-
rofis in the Neck, why given to mojt Quadrupeds, and not to
Man 157. That some Birds have but Short Legs, and jet
long Necks, and why 158. That this instance cannot be ac-
counted for by 6theists


The various kinds of Voices the Same Animal uses on divers Oc.

casions, and to divers Purposes argumentative of Providence

and Counsel, in conferring them upon it, being so extremely

useful and serviceable to the Creature



I. F the whole Body of the Earth: And first of its Figure,

which is demonstrated to be Spherical, Page 190, 191.

The Conveniences of this Figure mewn for Union of Parts,

Strength, Convenience of Habitation, and Circular Motior,

upon its own Poles

191, 192, 193

II. Of its Motion, both Diurnal upon its own Poles, and An-

nual in the Ecliptick; and both these newn to be rational,

and not disonant to Scripture 193, 194, &c. The present

Dire&tion, and constant Parallelism of its Aris to it self, mewn

to be most convenient for the Inhabitants of the Earth, by the

Inconvenience of any different Position 196, 197, 198, &c.

That the Torrid Zone is habitable, and stored with great Mul-

titudes of Men, and other Animals, contrary to the Opinion

of some of the Antients 200. Neither are the Heats there

prejudicial to the Longevity of Men ibid. A Digreffion to

prove, that the Lives of Men are longest in the hottest Coun-

tries 201, 202. That it would not be more convenient for

the Inhabitants of the Earth, if the Tropicks stood at a great-

er distance, proved 204, 205. A very confiderable and here.
tofore unobseru'd Convenience of this Inclination of the Earth's
Axis, which Mr. Keil afford's us

203, 204

of the Usefulness of the present Figure, Constitution, and cons

sistency of the several Parts of this Terraqueous Gobe 205,

206, 207

An enumeration of fome Plants, which afford almost whatever
is necessary for Human Life

20', 209, 210, &c.
Plants having a kind of Cisterns, or Basins, formed of their
Leaves completed together, for the containing and prefer?'-



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ing, of Water during the dry Seasons of the Tear, for their own
nourishment, and for the relief and refreshment of Birds, In-

Selts, and even Men themselves

of Mountains, and their Uses

215 to 220

II. The Wisdom of God discovered in the Structure of the Bodies

of Man, and other Animals
Eleven general Observations, demonstrating this Wisdom and

Goodness of God in forming our Bodies
1. The erelt posture of the Body of Man 221. commodious, (1.)

For the sustaining of the Head 222. (2.) For Prospe{t ibid.
(3.) For walking and using our Hands 223, 224. That this
ere&tion of the Body was intended by Nature, proved by feve-
ral Arguments, and particularly by the fastening the Cone of
the Heart to the Midriff, of which an Account is given out of

Dr. Tyson's Anatomy of the Ourang Ourang

2. In that there is nothing deficient or redundant in the Body of

Man 227. A notable Story of a Man's giving suck to a
joling Child well attested


3. The Parts of the Body most conveniently fituate, for Vle, for

Ornament, and for mutual Asistance

229, 230

4. Ample Provision made for the Defence and Security of the

principal Parts, Heart, Brain and Lungs

231, 232, 233

5. Abundant Provision made against evil Accidents and Incona
veniences 234, 235. Some Observations concerning Sleep

235, 236
That the unfenfib'eness of Pain during Sleep proceeds rather from

the Relaxation of the Nerves than their Obstruction 237

6. The constancy observed in the Number, Figure, and Site of

the principal Parts, and the Variety in the less

7. The annexing of Pleasure to those Aktions that are necessary

for the Support of the individuum, and the Continuation and

Propagation of the Kind


8. The multitude of Intentions the Creator must have in the

Formation, and fitting the several Parts for their respe&tive
Actions and Vjes

240, 241

9. The fitting and accommodating fome Parts to divers Offices

and Uses, an Argument of Wisdom and Design in the Contri-

vance of the Body of Man, and other Animals 241, 242

10. In the Nourishment of their bodies, making that Food

which is proper to preserve them in a healthful State, grate-
ful to the l'alte, and agreeable to the stomach. of the

gjeut uje of Puin.

243, 244


11. The variety of Lineaments and Disfimilitude of the Faces

of Men, as also of their Voices, and Hand-writings, all of
mighty Importance to Man

245, 246, 247
of the particular Parts of the Body: And, 1. Of the Head and

Hair 248. The reason of Baldness. 2. Of the Eye: Its Beauty
249. Its Humours and Tunicles transparent 250, &c. (1.)
For the Clearness. (2.) For the Distinctness of Vision ibid.
The Parts of the Eye of a Figure most convenient for the Colo
leétion of the visual Kays, viz. Convex 252. The Uteous
Tunicle hath a Musculous Power for contra&ting and dilating
of the Pupil ibid. Its Inside, and that of the Choroids, why
blackned 253. The Figure of the Ege alterable, according
to the Exigency of the Obje&t, in respect of Distance or Pro-
pinquity 24, 255. Why the Optick Nerve is not inserted
right behind the Eye ibid. Why though the Rays be de-
cusated in the Pupil of the Eye, the Obje&t is not

seen invert-
ed 255. The use of the Aqueous Humor, and that it is

suddenly reparable 256. The Tnnica Cornea protuberant

above the White of the Eye, and why 257. The use of the

Muscles of the Eye ibid. The Provision for the Defence and

Security of this precious Part 258. The uses of the Fye-lids,

and their frequent winking 259. That as Man wants, 17

he needs not i he seventh or suspensory Muscle, which is of

great use and necessity to Brutes 261. The need and use of

the ni{tating Membrane in Brutes, and that Man needs it not


Thirdly, of the Ear 262. The use of the Auricula 263. of

the Tympanum of the Eur, its Bones, and their muscles,

and of the Use of the Ear-Wax, doo


Fourthly, of the Teeth, nine remarkable Observations concern-
ing their Situation, Structure, and Uses

264, 265,

Fifthly, of the Tongue, and its various Ves, for tafting

and gathering of Food, for managing. of Maftication, for

forming of Word's, &c. 268. Speaking proper to Man ibid.

of the Ductus Salivales, and of the great use of the Sajiva or



Sixthly, of the Wind-pipe, its admirable Structure and Uses


Seventhly, of the Heart, the use and neceffity of its Pulle

for the Circulation of the Blood, and the admirable make and

contrivance of it for that Office

271, 272, dic. Of the

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