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The Motion of the Gurs 289. Of the Liver and use of the
Gall

ibid.
Of the Bladder, its Structure and use of the Kidneys and Glans

dules, and Vreters, their composition and Uses ibid.

The adapting all the Bones, Muscles, and Vejels, to their sec

veral Uses, and the joyning and compacting of them together

noted

290

The Ceometrical Contrivance of the Muscles, and fitting them

for their several Motions and Actions, according to the exa&t.
et kules of Mechanicks

ibid.
The pucking and thrusting together such a multitude of various

and different Parts so close, that there should be no unneces-
jary Vacuity in the Body, nor any clashing between them, but
mutual asistance, admirable

ibid.

Membranes capable of a prodigioits extention, use, in Gestation

of Iwins, &c.

291

The Parts that seem of little or no use, as the Fat, mewn to be

greatly weful 292, How separated from the Blood, and re-

ceived into it 12.11n

293, 294

The Confideration of the Formation of the Focus in the Womb

wived, and liye

295, 296

What

What a fitness the Seed bath to fashion and form, and why

the Child resembles the Parent, and sometimes the An-

cestor

295

The Construction of a Set of Temporary Parts, for the use of

the Foetus only while in the Womb, a clear Proof of De-

fign

297

No equivocal or spontaneous Generation, but that all Animals

are generated by Animal-Parents of their own kind 298,

299. and probably all Plants too produced by Seed, aná

none Spontaneous, proved and vindicated, and the Obje&tions

against it answered

300 to 303
That the Coffus of the Ancients was not the Hexaped of a

Beetle, as I thought, but an Eruca, agreed with Dr.

Lifter

307

be Louse searching out fordid and nasty Cloths to harbour

and breed in, probably designed to deter Men and Women

from Sluttishness and Uncleanline's

308

An additional and most effe&tual Argument against Spontaneous

Generation ; viz. That there are no new Species of Ani-

mals produced

308, 309

Whence those vaft Numbers of small Frogs, which have been

observed to appear upon refreshing Sbowers, after Drought do

probably proceed, mepon in an Instance of his own observati-

ons by Mr. Derham

316, 317

of Toads found in the Heart of Timber-trees, and in the middle

of great Stones

323, 324

Miscellaneous Observations concerning the Strukture, Actions,

and Ules of some parts of Animals omitted in the first Part.

As also the Reasons of some Instints and A&tions of Brutes

325, 326, &c. The Swines Snout fitted for digging up of

Roots, which are his Natural Food, as likewise the Porpeje
for rooting up of Sand- Eels

The Manner and Organs of Respiration accommodate to the

Temper of Animals, their place and Manner of Living

Mewn in three forts of Respiration. 1. By Lungs, will

two Ventricles of the Heart in hotter Animals 327.

2. By Lungs, with but one Ventricle. 3. By Gills, with

one only Ventricle of the Heart 329, &c. Why the Fora-

men Ovale, is kept open in fome Amphibious Animals 330.

In some of them the Epiglottis is large, and why 331.

No Epiglottis in Elephants, and why ; and how that Crea-

tire secures himself from Mice creeping up his Proboscis inte

332

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Two not able Observations of the Sagacity of the Tortoise, the

one of the Land, the other of the Sea-Tortoise 333, 334

The Armour of the Hedge-Hog, and Taron, and their Power

of contra&ing themselves into a round Ball, a great Instance

of Design for their Defence and Security

335, 336

The manner and use of the extending and withdrawing the Cur-

tain of the Periophchalmium, or ni&tating Membrane in

Beasts and Birds 338, 339. That the Aqueous Humour of
the Eye will not freeze

343

of the Make of a Camel's Foot, and his Bags to reserve Water

in his Stomach for his Needs

343, 344

The use of rapacious Crcatures swallowing fome of the Hair,
Furr, and Feathers, of the Beasts or Birds they prey upon

344, 345
A Conje&ture by what means Cartilaginous Fishes raise and fink

themselves into the Water

346

That Nature employs all the Metbods and Artifices of Chymifts,

in analyzing of Bedies, and separating their Parts, and out-

does them, and the several Particulars instanced in

347

Observations about the Gullet and Diaphragm

An admirable Story out of Galen, about the taking a Kid out

of the Womb of its Dain, and bringing it up by hand, and Re-

marks upon it

349, 350

The Natural Texture of Membranes so made, as to be immensly

dilatable, of great use and necessity in Gestation

353

A notable Instance of Providence, in the make of the Veins and
Arteries near the Heart

354, 355

An Answer to an Objection against the Wisdom of God, in making
inferior Ranks of Creatures

367

The Atheists main Subterfuge, and Pretence, to elude and

evade all our Arguments and Instances, to demonstrate the

necessity of Providence, Design, and Wisdom, in the For.

mation of al the parts of the World, viz. That Things

made Uses, and not Uses Things, precluded and con-

futed

of the use of those valt Numbers of prodigiously small Injets

tbat are bred in the Waters

373, 374

An Obje&tion against the Wisdom of God, in creating such a mul-

titude of useless Inselts, and some also noxious and pernicious

to Man, and other Animals, answered, and the various Uje

of them declared

368, 369, &c.

Many Praftical Inferences and observations, from 375, to the

End of the Book.

THE

THE

FIRST PART

OF THE

Wildom of God

Manifested in the

WORKS

OF THE

CREATION

Pfal. 104. 24 How manifold are thy Works, O Lord! In Wif

dom bast thou made them all. N these Words are two Clauses, in the first whereof the Psalmist adınires the Multitude of God's Works, How manifold are thy Works, O Lord! In the se

cond he celebrates his Wisdoin in the Creation of them ; In Wisdom bast thou made them all.

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Of the first of these I shall say little, only briefly run over the Works of this visible World, and give some guess at the Number of them ; whence it will

this account they will deserve Admiration, the Number of them being uninvestigable by us, and so affording us a demonstrative Proof of the unlimited extent of the Creator's Skill, and the fæcundity of his Wisdom and Power. That the number of corporeal Creatures is unmeasurably great, and known only to the Creator himself, may thus probably be collected : First of all, The Numbers of fix'd Stars is on all hands acknowledg’d to be next to infinite : Secondly, Every fix'd Star, in the now-receiv'd Hypothesis, is a Sun or Sun-like Body, and in like manner incircled with a Chorus of Planets moving about it ; for the fix'd Stars are not all placed in one and the fame concave Spherical Superficies, and equidistant from us, as they seem to be, but are varioully and disorderly situate, some nearer, some further off, just like Trees in a Wood or Forest ; as Gassendus exemplifies thein. And as in a Wood, tho' the Trees grow never so irregularly, yet the Eye of the Spectator, where ever placed or whitherfoever remov’d, describes still a Circle of Trees : So would it in like manner where-ever it were in the Forest or Stars, describe a spherical Superficies about it. Thirdly, Each of these Planets is in all likelihood furnished with as great variety of corporeal Creatures, animate and inanimate, as the Earth is, and all as different

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