Free Thoughts Upon the Brute-creation, Or, An Examination of Father Bougeant's Philosophical Amusement, &c: In Two Letters to a Lady ...
R. Minors, 1742 - 152 pages
Letter 1 "criticizes an earlier work by Father Bougeant, which discusses all the animal functions and operations of the brute-creations (which different philosophers had ascribed to different causes, such as mechanism, instinct, or substantial forms) as entirely owing to the operation of evil spirits. The present author considers Bougeant's discussion of (1) the understanding of brutes; and (2) the necessity of a language between brutes. The present author also notes that in the original article there is such a confusion of sentiments, such a jumble of light and darkness, truth and error, that one knows not where to being, or in what order to proceed, how to disentangle truth from error, to distinguish the cool dictates of reason and philosophy form the wild flights of imagination and fancy."
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Page 5 - And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air...
Page 63 - And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind : and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Page 63 - And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Page 3 - There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; the conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; the locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; the spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings
Page 35 - O Lord, how manifold are thy works : in wifdom haft thou made them all ; the earth is full of thy riches.