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Strona 109 - small particles of bodies certain powers, virtues, or forces, by which they act at a " distance, not only upon the rays of light for reflecting, refracting, and inflecting them, " but also upon one another, for producing a great part of the phenomena of nature?
Strona 101 - Newton provided evidence to show that there " are therefore agents in nature able to make the particles of bodies stick together by very strong attractions. And it is the business of experimental philosophy to find them out.
Strona 340 - ... a couch, whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace, for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state, for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground, for strife and contention; or a shop, for profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse, for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
Strona 87 - Phaenomenon is not produced sans moyen, that is, without some Cause capable of producing such an Effect ; is undoubtedly true. Philosophers therefore may search after and discover That Cause if they can ; be it mechanical or not mechanical.
Strona 127 - And though this increase of density may at great distances be exceeding slow, yet if the elastic force of this medium be exceeding great it may suffice to impel bodies from the denser parts of the medium towards the rarer with all that power which we call gravity.
Strona 341 - You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God ; laying before us two books or volumes to study, if we will be secured from error; first, the Scriptures, revealing the will of God ; and then the creatures, expressing his power...