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A02484 An apologie of the povver and prouidence of God in the gouernment of the world. Or An examination and censure of the common errour touching natures perpetuall and vniuersall decay diuided into foure bookes: whereof the first treates of this pretended decay in generall, together with some preparatiues thereunto. The second of the pretended decay of the heauens and elements, together with that of the elementary bodies, man only excepted. The third of the pretended decay of mankinde in regard of age and duration, of strength and stature, of arts and wits. The fourth of this pretended decay in matter of manners, together with a large proofe of the future consummation of the world from the testimony of the gentiles, and the vses which we are to draw from the consideration thereof. By G.H. D.D. Hakewill, George, 1578-1649. 1627 (1627) STC 12611; ESTC S120599 534,451 516

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in_o work_n of_o heat_n but_o the_o sun_n burn_v the_o mountain_n three_o time_n more_o breathe_v out_o fiery_a vapour_n neither_o be_v there_o want_v some_o among_o the_o ancient_a philosopher_n who_o maintain_v the_o same_o opinion_n as_o plato_n and_o plyny_n and_o general_o 9_o the_o whole_a sect_n of_o stoic_n who_o hold_v that_o the_o sun_n and_o star_n be_v feed_v with_o watery_a vapour_n which_o they_o draw_v up_o for_o their_o nourishment_n and_o that_o when_o these_o vapour_n shall_v cease_v and_o fail_v the_o whole_a world_n shall_v be_v in_o danger_n of_o combustion_n and_o many_o thing_n be_v allege_v by_o balbus_n in_o cicero_n second_o book_n of_o the_o nature_n of_o the_o god_n in_o favour_n of_o this_o opinion_n of_o the_o stoic_n but_o that_o the_o sun_n and_o star_n be_v not_o in_o truth_n and_o in_o their_o own_o nature_n fieric_a and_o hot_a appear_v by_o the_o ground_n already_o lay_v touch_v the_o matter_n of_o the_o heaven_n that_o it_o be_v of_o a_o nature_n 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become_v more_o inhabitable_a by_o cold_a as_o also_o that_o hold_v as_o they_o do_v a_o universal_a decay_n in_o all_o the_o part_n of_o nature_n &_o man_n according_a to_o their_o opinion_n decay_v in_o strength_n as_o well_o as_o the_o heaven_n they_o shall_v now_o in_o reason_n be_v as_o ill_o able_a to_o endure_v the_o present_a heat_n as_o the_o man_n of_o former_a age_n be_v to_o endure_v that_o of_o the_o same_o time_n wherein_o they_o live_v the_o proportion_n be_v alike_o between_o the_o weakness_n as_o between_o the_o strength_n of_o the_o one_o and_o the_o other_o but_o this_o i_o only_o touch_v in_o pass_v have_v a_o fit_a occasion_n to_o consider_v more_o full_o of_o it_o hereafter_o when_o we_o come_v to_o compare_v the_o wit_n and_o invention_n of_o the_o ancient_n with_o those_o of_o the_o present_a time_n that_o which_o touch_v
reject_v though_o common_o receive_v sect._n 1_o in_o divinity_n pag._n 1._o sect_n 2_o in_o philosophy_n p._n 4._o sect._n 3_o in_o history_n ecclesiastical_a p._n 5._o sect._n 4_o in_o history_n civil_a or_o national_n p._n 7._o sect._n 5_o in_o natural_a history_n p._n 8._o sect._n 6_o with_o a_o application_n thereof_o to_o the_o present_a purpose_n p._n 11._o cap._n 2._o of_o the_o reason_n induce_v the_o author_n to_o the_o writing_n and_o publish_v of_o this_o discourse_n sect._n 1_o whereof_o the_o first_o be_v the_o redeem_n of_o a_o captivate_v truth_n pag._n 12._o sect._n 2_o the_o second_o be_v the_o vindicate_a of_o the_o creator_n honour_n p._n 14._o sect._n 3_o the_o three_o be_v for_o that_o the_o contrary_a opinion_n quail_n the_o hope_n and_o blunt_v the_o edge_n of_o virtuous_a endeavour_n p._n 15._o sect._n 4_o the_o four_o be_v for_o that_o it_o make_v man_n more_o careless_a both_o in_o regard_n of_o their_o present_a fortune_n and_o in_o provide_v for_o posterity_n p._n 19_o sect._n 5_o the_o five_o and_o last_o be_v the_o weak_a ground_n which_o the_o contrary_a opinion_n be_v found_v upon_o as_o the_o fiction_n of_o poet_n the_o morosity_n of_o old_a man_n the_o overvalue_a of_o antiquity_n and_o disesteem_v of_o the_o present_a time_n p._n 22._o cap._n 3._o the_o controversy_n touch_v the_o world_n decay_n state_v and_o the_o method_n hold_v through_o this_o ensue_a treatise_n propose_v sect._n 1_o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o the_o mix_a body_n pag._n 27._o sect._n 2_o of_o the_o element_n in_o regard_n of_o their_o quantity_n and_o dimension_n p._n 28._o sect._n 3_o in_o regard_n of_o their_o quality_n p._n 31._o sect._n 4_o of_o mankind_n in_o regard_n of_o manner_n and_o the_o arts._n p._n 32._o sect._n 5_o in_o regard_n of_o the_o duration_n of_o their_o life_n their_o strength_n and_o stature_n p._n 35._o sect._n 6._o the_o precedent_n of_o the_o chapter_n summary_o recollect_v and_o the_o method_n observe_v in_o the_o ensue_a treatise_n propose_v p._n 37._o cap._n 4._o touch_v the_o world_n decay_n in_o general_n sect._n 1_o the_o first_o general_a reason_n that_o it_o decay_v not_o be_v draw_v from_o the_o power_n of_o that_o spirit_n that_o quicken_v and_o support_v it_o the_o second_o and_o three_o from_o the_o consideration_n of_o the_o several_a part_n whereof_o it_o consist_v pag._n 38._o sect._n 2_o the_o four_o for_o that_o such_o a_o decay_n as_o be_v supppose_v will_v in_o time_n point_n out_o the_o very_a date_n of_o the_o world_n expiration_n and_o consequent_o of_o the_o second_o come_v of_o christ._n p._n 42._o sect._n 3_o the_o five_o for_o that_o upon_o the_o supposition_n of_o such_o a_o decay_n as_o be_v pretend_v the_o vigour_n and_o strength_n of_o the_o part_n thereof_o must_v of_o necessity_n long_o since_o have_v be_v utter_o exhaust_v and_o wear_v out_o p._n 44._o sect._n 4_o the_o six_o argument_n be_v draw_v from_o the_o authority_n of_o solomon_n and_o his_o reason_n take_v from_o the_o circulation_n and_o run_v about_o of_o all_o thing_n as_o it_o be_v in_o a_o ring_n p._n 45._o cap._n 5._o general_n argument_n make_v for_o the_o world_n decay_n refute_v sect._n 1_o the_o first_o general_a objection_n draw_v from_o reason_n answer_v which_o be_v that_o the_o creature_n the_o near_a it_o approach_v to_o the_o first_o mould_n the_o more_o perfect_a it_o be_v and_o according_a to_o the_o degree_n of_o its_o removeall_n and_o distance_n from_o thence_o it_o incur_v the_o more_o imperfection_n and_o weakness_n p._n 47._o sect._n 2_o the_o second_o answer_v which_o be_v that_o the_o several_a part_n of_o the_o world_n decay_n which_o shall_v argue_v a_o linger_a consumption_n in_o the_o whole_a p._n 50_o sect._n 3_o the_o three_o answer_v which_o be_v take_v from_o the_o authority_n of_o saint_n cyprian_n p._n 50._o sec._n 4_o the_o same_o authority_n of_o saint_n cyprian_n far_a answer_v by_o oppose_v against_o it_o the_o authority_n of_o arnobius_n support_v with_o ponderous_a &_o press_a reason_n p._n 55._o sec._n 5._o the_o four_o answer_v which_o be_v borrow_v from_o the_o authority_n of_o esdras_n p._n 60._o sec._n 6_o the_o rest_n answer_v pretend_v to_o be_v take_v from_o authority_n of_o holy_a scripture_n p._n 62._o lib_fw-la 2._o of_o the_o pretend_a decay_n in_o the_o heaven_n and_o element_n together_o with_o that_o of_o the_o elementary_a body_n man_n only_o except_v cap._n 1._o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o the_o heavenly_a body_n in_o regard_n of_o their_o substance_n sect._n 1_o of_o their_o work_n upon_o this_o inferior_a world_n and_o the_o dependence_n of_o it_o upon_o they_o pag._n 64._o sec._n 2_o their_o pretend_a decay_n in_o their_o substance_n refute_v by_o reason_n p._n 67._o sec._n 3_o a_o objection_n draw_v from_o job_n answer_v p._n 69._o sec._n 4_o another_o take_v from_o psal._n 102._o answer_v p._n 71._o sec._n 5_o a_o three_o take_v from_o the_o apparition_n of_o new_a star_n answer_v p._n 74._o sec._n 6_o the_o last_o draw_v from_o the_o eclipse_n of_o the_o sun_n and_o moon_n answer_v p._n 75._o cap._n 2_o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o the_o heavenly_a body_n in_o regard_n of_o their_o motion_n sec._n 1_o the_o first_o reason_n draw_v from_o the_o cause_n of_o that_o motion_n p._n 78._o sec._n 2_o the_o second_o from_o the_o certainty_n of_o demonstration_n upon_o the_o celestial_a globe_n the_o three_o from_o a_o particular_a view_n of_o the_o proper_a motion_n of_o the_o planet_n which_o be_v observe_v to_o be_v the_o same_o at_o this_o day_n as_o in_o former_a age_n without_o any_o variation_n the_o four_o from_o the_o infallible_a and_o exact_a prediction_n of_o their_o opposition_n conjunction_n and_o eclipse_n for_o many_o age_n to_o come_v the_o five_o from_o the_o testimony_n of_o sundry_a grave_a author_n aver_v the_o perpetual_a constancy_n &_o immutability_n of_o their_o motion_n p._n 80._o sec._n 3_o the_o same_o truth_n far_o prove_v from_o the_o 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spring_n from_o their_o light_n and_o consequent_o their_o light_n be_v not_o decay_v neither_o be_v the_o warmth_n arise_v therefrom_o p._n 91._o sec._n 3_o two_o objection_n answer_v the_o one_o draw_v from_o the_o present_a habitablenes_n of_o the_o torride_a zone_n the_o other_o from_o a_o suppose_a approach_n of_o the_o sun_n near_o the_o earth_n ●…hen_o in_o former_a age_n p._n 93._o sec._n 4_o a_o three_o objection_n answer_v take_v from_o a_o suppose_a removeall_n of_o the_o sun_n more_o southerly_a from_o we_o then_o in_o former_a age_n p._n 94._o cap._n 5._o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o the_o heavenly_a body_n in_o regard_n of_o their_o influence_n sect._n 1_o of_o the_o first_o kind_n of_o influence_n from_o the_o high_a immovable_a heaven_n call_v by_o divine_n coelum_fw-la empyreum_fw-la p._n 97._o sec._n 2_o of_o the_o second_o kind_n derive_v from_o the_o planet_n and_o fix_a star_n p._n 98._o sec._n 3_o that_o the_o efficacy_n of_o these_o influence_n can_v be_v full_o comprehend_v by_o us._n p._n 99_o sec._n 4_o that_o neither_o of_o they_o be_v decay_v in_o their_o benign_a and_o favourable_a effect_n but_o that_o curious_a inquisition_n into_o they_o be_v to_o be_v forbear_v p._n 100_o cap._n 6._o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o the_o element_n in_o general_n sect._n 1_o that_o the_o element_n be_v still_o in_o number_n four_o p._n 102._o sec._n 2_o that_o the_o element_n still_o retain_v the_o same_o property_n that_o ancient_o they_o do_v and_o by_o mutual_a interchange_n and_o compensation_n the_o same_o bound_n &_o dimension_n p._n 106._o sec._n 3_o a_o objection_n draw_v from_o the_o continual_a mixture_n of_o the_o element_n each_o with_o other_o answer_v p._n 109._o cap._n 7._o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o t●…_n aire_n in_o regard_n of_o
the_o temper_n thereof_o sect._n 1_o of_o excessive_a drought_n and_o cold_a in_o former_a age_n and_o that_o in_o foreign_a country_n pag._n 110._o sect._n 2_o of_o excessive_a cold_a &_o rain_n in_o former_a age_n here_o a●…tome_n and_o of_o the_o common_a complaint_n of_o unseasonable_a weather_n in_o all_o age_n together_o with_o the_o reason_n thereof_o p._n 112._o sect._n 3_o of_o contagious_a disease_n and_o special_o the_o plague_n both_o here_o at_o home_n 〈◊〉_d abroad_o in_o former_a age_n p._n 113._o sect._n 4_o of_o earthquake_n in_o former_a age_n and_o their_o terrible_a effect_n elegant_o describe_v by_o seneca_n p._n 116._o sect._n 5_o of_o dreadful_a burn_n in_o the_o bowel_n of_o aetna_n &_o vesuvius_n and_o the_o rise_n of_o a_o new_a island_n out_o of_o the_o sea_n with_o hideous_a roar_a near_o putzol_n in_o italy_n p._n 117._o sect._n 6._o of_o the_o nature_n of_o comet_n and_o the_o uncertainty_n of_o prediction_n from_o they_o as_o also_o that_o the_o number_n of_o those_o which_o have_v appear_v of_o late_a year_n be_v less_o than_o have_v usual_o be_v observe_v in_o former_a age_n and_o of_o other_o fiery_a and_o watery_a meteor_n p._n 119._o sect._n 7_o of_o strange_a and_o impetuous_a wind_n and_o lightning_n in_o former_a age_n above_o those_o of_o the_o present_a p._n 121._o cap._n 8._o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o the_o water_n &_o the_o fish_n the_o inhabiter_n thereof_o sect._n 1_o that_o the_o sea_n &_o river_n and_o bath_n be_v the_o same_o at_o this_o present_a as_o they_o be_v for_o many_o age_n past_a or_o what_o they_o lose_v in_o one_o place_n and_o time_n they_o recover_v in_o another_o by_o the_o testimony_n of_o strabo_n ovid_n and_o pontanus_n p._n 123._o sect._n 2_o that_o fish_n be_v not_o decay_v in_o regard_n of_o their_o store_n dimension_n or_o duration_n p._n 125._o cap._n 9_o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o the_o earth_n together_o with_o the_o plant_n &_o beast_n &_o mineral_n sect._n 1_o the_o divine_a meditation_n of_o seneca_n and_o pliny_n upon_o the_o globe_n of_o the_o earth_n a_o objection_n out_o of_o aelian_n touch_v the_o decrease_n of_o mountain_n answer_v that_o all_o ●…hings_n which_o spring_n from_o the_o earth_n return_v thither_o again_o and_o consequent_o it_o can_v decay_v in_o regard_n of_o the_o fruitfulness_n in_o the_o whole_a other_o objection_n of_o less_o consequence_n answer_v p._n 128._o sect._n 2_o another_o objection_n touch_v the_o decay_n of_o the_o fruitfulness_n of_o the_o holy_a land_n full_o answer_v p._n 131_o sect_n 3_o the_o testimony_n of_o columella_n &_o pliny_n produce_v that_o the_o earth_n in_o itself_o be_v as_o fruitful_a as_o in_o former_a age_n if_o it_o be_v well_o make_v and_o manure_v together_o with_o the_o reason_n why_o so_o good_a and_o so_o great_a store_n of_o wine_n be_v not_o now_o make_v in_o this_o kingdom_n as_o former_o have_v be_v p._n 133._o sect._n 4_o a_o argument_n draw_v from_o the_o present_a state_n of_o husbandman_n and_o another_o from_o the_o many_o and_o miserable_a dearth_n in_o former_a age_n together_o with_o a_o objection_n take_v from_o the_o inhaunce_n of_o the_o prize_n of_o victual_n in_o latter_a time_n answer_v p._n 136._o sect._n 5_o that_o there_o be_v no_o decrease_n in_o the_o fruitfulness_n the_o quantity_n or_o virtue_n of_o plant_n and_o simp●…_n nor_o in_o the_o store_n and_o goodness_n of_o metal_n &_o mineral_n as_o neither_o in_o the_o bigness_n or_o life_n of_o beast_n together_o with_o a_o objection_n touch_v the_o elephant_n mention_v in_o the_o first_o of_o macchabee_n answer_v p._n 139._o sect._n 6_o a●…ection_n take_v from_o the_o eclipse_n of_o the_o planet_n answer_v p._n 142._o lib_fw-la 3_o of_o the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o mankind_n in_o regard_n of_o age_n &_o duration_n of_o strength_n and_o stature_n of_o art_n and_o wit_n cap._n 1._o touch_v the_o pretend_a decay_n of_o man_n in_o regard_n of_o their_o age_n and_o first_o by_o way_n of_o comparison_n between_o the_o age_n of_o the_o ancient_n and_o those_o of_o latter_a time_n sect._n 1_o of_o the_o short_a life_n of_o man_n in_o regard_n of_o the_o duration_n of_o many_o other_o creature_n and_o that_o he_o be_v create_v mortal_a but_o have_v he_o not_o fall_v shall_v have_v be_v preserve_v to_o immortality_n pag._n 144._o sect._n 2_o of_o the_o long_a life_n of_o the_o patriarch_n and_o of_o the_o manner_n of_o compute_v their_o year_n and_o that_o almighty_a god_n draw_v out_o the_o line_n of_o their_o life_n to_o that_o length_n for_o reason_n proper_a to_o those_o first_o time_n p._n 145._o sect._n 3_o that_o since_o moses_n his_o time_n the_o length_n of_o man_n age_n be_v nothing_o abate_v as_o appear_v by_o the_o testimony_n of_o moses_n himself_o and_o other_o grave_a author_n compare_v with_o the_o experience_n of_o these_o time_n p._n 147._o sect._n 4_o the_o same_o confirm_v by_o the_o testimony_n of_o other_o ancient_a and_o learned_a writer_n p._n 149._o sect._n 5_o that_o in_o all_o time_n and_o nation_n some_o have_v be_v find_v who_o have_v exceed_v that_o number_n of_o year_n which_o the_o wise_a of_o the_o ancient_n account_v the_o utmost_a period_n of_o man_n life_n and_o that_o often_o those_o of_o latter_a age_n have_v exceed_v the_o former_a in_o number_n of_o year_n as_o be_v make_v to_o appear_v aswell_o from_o sacred_a as_o profane_a story_n p._n 150._o sect._n 6_o the_o same_o assertion_n far_o prove_v &_o enlarge_v by_o many_o instance_n both_o at_o home_n &_o abroad_o special_o in_o the_o indies_n p._n 153._o sect._n 7_o that_o if_o our_o life_n be_v shorten_v in_o regard_n of_o our_o ancestor_n we_o shall_v rather_o lay_v the_o burden_n of_o the_o fault_n upon_o ourselves_o &_o our_o own_o intemperance_n then_o upon_o a_o decay_n in_o nature_n p._n 156._o cap._n 2._o farther_o reason_n allege_v that_o the_o age_n of_o man_n for_o these_o last_o thousand_o or_o two_o thousand_o of_o year_n be_v little_a or_o nothing_o abate_v sect._n 1_o the_o first_o reason_n take_v from_o the_o several_a stop_n &_o pawse_n of_o nature_n in_o the_o course_n of_o man_n life_n as_o the_o time_n of_o birth_n after_o our_o conception_n our_o infancy_n childhood_n youth_n man_n estate_n &_o old_a age_n be_v assign_v to_o the_o same_o compass_n of_o year_n as_o they_o be_v by_o the_o ancient_n which_o can_v not_o possible_o be_v be_v there_o a_o universal_a decay_n in_o mankind_n in_o regard_n of_o age_n and_o the_o like_a reason_n there_o be_v in_o make_v the_o same_o clymactericall_a year_n &_o the_o same_o danger_n in_o they_o p._n 159._o sect._n 2_o the_o second_o be_v draw_v from_o the_o age_n of_o matrim_n any_o and_o generation_n which_o among_o the_o ancient_n be_v as_o forward_o as_o we_o now_o be_v if_o not_o more_o timely_a p._n 163._o sect._n 3_o the_o three_o be_v borrow_v from_o the_o age_n which_o the_o ancient_n assign_v for_o charge_n and_o employment_n in_o public_a affair_n ecclesiastical_a civil_a &_o military_a they_o be_v thereunto_o both_o soon_o admit_v &_o therefrom_o soon_o discharge_v than_o man_n now_o a_o day_n usual_o be_v which_o shall_v in_o reason_n argue_v that_o they_o likewise_o usual_o finish_v the_o course_n of_o their_o life_n soon_o p._n 167._o cap._n 3._o contain_v a_o comparison_n betwixt_o the_o giant_n mention_v in_o scripture_n both_o among_o themselves_o and_o with_o those_o of_o latter_a age_n sect._n 1_o of_o the_o admirable_a composition_n of_o man_n body_n &_o that_o it_o can_v be_v sufficient_o prove_v that_o adam_n as_o he_o be_v the_o first_o so_o he_o be_v likewise_o the_o tall_a of_o man_n which_o in_o reason_n shall_v be_v be_v there_o in_o truth_n any_o such_o perpetual_a decrease_n in_o man_n stature_n as_o be_v pretend_v p._n 171._o sect._n 2_o what_o those_o giant_n be_v which_o be_v mention_v in_o the_o six_o of_o genesis_n and_o that_o succeed_a age_n until_o david_n time_n afford_v the_o like_a p._n 173._o sect._n 3_o that_o latter_a time_n have_v also_o afford_v the_o like_a both_o at_o home_n &_o abroad_o special_o in_o the_o indies_n where_o they_o live_v more_o according_a to_o nature_n p._n 175._o cap._n 4._o more_o press_a reason_n to_o prove_v that_o for_o these_o last_o two_o or_o three_o thousand_o year_n the_o stature_n of_o the_o ancient_n be_v little_a or_o nothing_o different_a from_o that_o of_o the_o present_a time_n sect._n 1_o the_o first_o reason_n take_v from_o the_o measure_n of_o the_o ancient_n which_o be_v proportion_v to_o the_o part_n of_o man_n body_n &_o in_o the_o view_n of_o they_o we_o be_v first_o to_o know_v that_o they_o be_v standard_n that_o be_v for_o public_a contract_n certain_a &_o constant_a &_o consequent_o if_o the_o grain_n of_o our_o barley_n corn_n the_o first_o
teach_v wherein_o that_o of_o vadianus_n in_o his_o epistle_n of_o paradise_n be_v and_o ever_o will_v be_v verify_v magnos_fw-la errores_fw-la magnorum_fw-la virorum_fw-la authoritate_fw-la persuasi_fw-la transmittimus_fw-la we_o deliver_v over_o as_o it_o be_v by_o tradition_n from_o hand_n to_o hand_n great_a error_n be_v thereunto_o induce_v by_o the_o authority_n of_o great_a man_n while_o we_o be_v young_a our_o judgement_n be_v raw_a and_o green_a and_o when_o we_o be_v old_a it_o be_v forestall_v by_o which_o mean_v it_o come_v often_o to_o pass_v that_o inter_fw-la iuvenile_fw-la iudicium_fw-la &_o senile_fw-la preiudicium_fw-la veritas_fw-la corrumpitur_fw-la between_o the_o precipitancie_n &_o rashness_n of_o youth_n to_o take_v whatsoever_o be_v offer_v and_o the_o obstinate_a stiffenes_n of_o age_n in_o refuse_v what_o it_o have_v not_o former_o be_v acquaint_v with_o truth_n be_v lose_v the_o evidence_n of_o which_o assertion_n be_v the_o proper_a subject_n of_o this_o chapter_n wherein_o i_o hope_v i_o shall_v make_v it_o appear_v that_o many_o opinion_n be_v common_o receive_v both_o in_o ordinary_a speech_n &_o in_o the_o write_n of_o learned_a man_n which_o notwithstanding_o be_v by_o other_o either_o manifest_o convince_v or_o at_o leastwise_o just_o suspect_v of_o falsehood_n and_o error_n and_o this_o aswell_o in_o divinity_n as_o in_o philosophy_n and_o history_n first_o then_o in_o divinity_n not_o to_o meddle_v with_o doctrinal_a point_n in_o controversy_n at_o this_o day_n it_o be_v common_o receive_v and_o believe_v that_o ju●…as_n among_o the_o other_o apostle_n receive_v the_o bless_a sacrament_n at_o our_o lord_n hand_n of_o which_o notwithstanding_o say_v the_o learned_a zanchius_n etsi_fw-la multi_fw-la praec●…ptum_fw-la magni_fw-la viri_fw-la hoc_fw-la docuerint_fw-la &_o scripserint_fw-la ego_fw-la tamen_fw-la nullo_n modo_fw-la concedo_fw-la aut_fw-la concedere_fw-la possum_fw-la quia_fw-la apertè_fw-la pugnat_fw-la cum_fw-la historia_fw-la johannis_n evangelistae_fw-la though_o many_o great_a clark_n have_v teach_v and_o write_v it_o yet_o myself_o neither_o doe_n nor_o can_v by_o any_o mean_n grant_v it_o in_o asmuch_o as_o it_o plain_o contradict_v the_o history_n of_o john_n the_o evangelist_n 30._o that_o melchizedek_n speak_v of_o in_o the_o epistle_n to_o the_o hebrew_n be_v sem_fw-mi the_o son_n of_o noah_n yet_o pererius_n in_o his_o commentary_n on_o the_o 14_o of_o genesis_n endeavour_n to_o overthrow_v it_o by_o many_o weighty_a reason_n draw_v from_o the_o text._n that_o our_o first_o parent_n stand_v but_o one_o day_n in_o paradise_n of_o which_o opinion_n the_o same_o author_n affirm_v pervulgata_fw-la est_fw-la eademque_fw-la ut_fw-la m●…ltorum_fw-la sic_fw-la 3._o imprimis_fw-la nobilium_fw-la &_o illustrium_fw-la authorum_fw-la firmata_fw-la consensu_fw-la it_o be_v common_o receive_v and_o strengthen_v by_o the_o consent_n of_o many_o worthy_a and_o famous_a author_n yet_o labour_v he_o to_o disprove_v it_o in_o as_o much_o as_o so_o many_o and_o so_o different_a act_n be_v by_o moses_n record_v to_o have_v pass_v between_o their_o creation_n and_o ejection_n as_o can_v not_o well_o be_v dispatch_v within_o the_o compass_n of_o one_o day_n and_o tostatus_n though_o he_o be_v first_o of_o the_o common_a opinion_n yet_o afterward_o upon_o better_a advice_n he_o change_v it_o that_o the_o prophecy_n of_o old_a jacob_n the_o sceptre_n shall_v not_o depart_v from_o judah_n 10._o until_o shiloh_n come_v be_v fulfil_v in_o herod_n reign_n at_o the_o birth_n of_o christ_n by_o the_o continuance_n of_o the_o government_n in_o the_o tribe_n of_o judah_n till_o the_o reign_n of_o herod_n repute_v the_o first_o stranger_n that_o take_v upon_o he_o the_o kingly_a 2._o office_n among_o the_o jew_n but_o causabon_n in_o his_o exercitation_n prove_v that_o neither_o the_o kingly_a government_n be_v continue_v in_o that_o tribe_n in_o as_o much_o as_o it_o be_v often_o interrupt_v and_o at_o length_n end_v in_o zedechiah_n nor_o that_o herod_n be_v a_o stranger_n in_o as_o much_o as_o himself_o his_o father_n and_o his_o grandfather_n be_v all_o circumcise_a and_o yet_o he_o confess_v of_o the_o common_a opinion_n haec_fw-la sententia_fw-la ab_fw-la insignibus_fw-la pielate_fw-la &_o doctrina_fw-la viris_fw-la profecta_fw-la ubi_fw-la semel_fw-la est_fw-la admissa_fw-la sine_fw-la ulla_fw-la controversia_fw-la aut_fw-la examine_v apud_fw-la omnium_fw-la aetatum_fw-la eruditos_fw-la praeter_fw-la admodum_fw-la paucos_fw-la semper_fw-la deinceps_fw-la obtinuit_fw-la this_o opinion_n first_o set_v on_o foot_n by_o man_n of_o singular_a piety_n and_o learning_n and_o be_v once_o general_o embrace_v without_o any_o question_n or_o examination_n of_o it_o afterward_o prevail_v with_o the_o learned_a of_o all_o age_n some_o few_o only_o except_v that_o jephtah_n fly_v his_o daughter_n and_o sacrifice_v she_o to_o the_o lord_n but_o junius_n in_o his_o annotation_n on_o that_o place_n think_v he_o only_o consecrate_v she_o by_o vow_v her_o virginity_n which_o may_v well_o stand_v with_o the_o nature_n 31._o of_o the_o original_a word_n and_o the_o contrary_n can_v well_o stand_v either_o with_o jephtahs_n faith_n or_o god_n acceptance_n that_o the_o ark_n rest_v upon_o the_o hill_n of_o armenia_n whereas_o sir_n walter_n raleigh_n be_v confident_a that_o therein_o most_o writer_n be_v utter_o mistake_v neither_o 70._o be_v he_o lead_v so_o to_o think_v as_o he_o profess_v out_o of_o humour_n or_o singularity_n but_o therein_o ground_v himself_o upon_o the_o original_n and_o first_o truth_n which_o be_v the_o word_n of_o god_n and_o after_o upon_o reason_n and_o the_o most_o probable_a circumstance_n thereupon_o depend_v and_o in_o truth_n he_o that_o shall_v consider_v that_o the_o son_n of_o noah_n come_v out_o of_o the_o ark_n travel_v from_o the_o east_n into_o the_o land_n of_o shinar_n where_o they_o build_v the_o tower_n of_o babel_n and_o that_o armenia_n lie_v to_o the_o northwest_o of_o that_o plain_a will_v easy_o 〈◊〉_d conceive_v that_o it_o can_v not_o well_o be_v that_o the_o ark_n shall_v rest_v upon_o those_o hill_n but_o the_o chief_a occasion_n of_o the_o mistake_n seem_v to_o be_v in_o the_o vulgar_a translation_n which_o have_v render_v armenia_n instead_o of_o ararat_n that_o of_o the_o three_o son_n of_o noah_n sem_fw-mi cham_fw-mi and_o japhet_n sem_fw-mi be_v the_o elder_a i_o be_o the_o second_o and_o japhet_n the_o young_a whereas_o junius_n be_v of_o opinion_n that_o japhet_n be_v the_o elder_a ground_v himself_o upon_o the_o text_n genesis_n 10._o 21._o i_o be_o the_o young_a which_o he_o prove_v from_o genesis_n 9_o 24._o and_o that_o japhet_n be_v the_o elder_a be_v not_o his_o opinion_n alone_o but_o of_o lyranus_fw-la tostatus_n genebrard_n and_o the_o hebrew_n doctor_n that_o the_o fruit_n of_o the_o tree_n of_o knowledge_n of_o good_a and_o evil_a be_v a_o apple_n whereas_o the_o text_n 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