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to eat, upon Carpets fpread on the gyman, That what he had told Ground." And though 'tis proba. him before, concerning such a ble they might not leave him for thing, was now vilble to him ; chat time, yet there is no doubt and that there was the Soul of an to be made, but at the Intervals Old Man coming towards them; of their Grief, they admitted to and desired him, when the Spirit much Reft and Refreshment as came nearer him, which he would was necessary for the supply of give timely notice of, that be Nature.

might give it the way, that place Q. Gentlemen, I have often being but narrow. Upon which, thought to ask your Opinion as when he spoke to give it room, to the following Relation, which the Parson, to try Conclusions, I have omitted till now, fearing stood into its way: The Spirit beit might be eboughe unreasonable; ing" opposed, threw the Italian however, by tbis am resolved to some distance from the place. put it to the venture.

Upon their Return to the Town, A Gentleman of Italy, upon the Bell tolled; and upon enquiry, bis Travels, takes England in bis the Minister found it to be the very way; happens to go to Norfolk, Jame Person described by the and" being a Stranger to our Stranger. It is some Years fince Tongue, as wel as our Country, I first heard this Relation, but was obliged to keep Company with my Friend, a very honest, worthy those that were Schoolmen, or Perfon, told me, the Minister such as could treat him as a Stran- certified it to bim. Praj your Oger: be bappens on the Minister, pinion of this, and if you please, and in Discourse tells him, That wherher there be any such thing he could discern the Soul of a Per- as Visible Spirits of Persons Defon deceased, immediately upon ceased ? its departure from the Body; A. What Answer to give we which the Minister, with as much know not, but we have beard of Modesty as he could, let him know a like Relation in Scotland, only be disbelieved. These two being with this difference, That the Ob. walking together, upon a certain ftinate Incredulous Perfon was time, the Stranger told the Cler. I hurt, not the other.

l. Suppose a Bullet fouid fall down eternally, and nothing should ever interpose ; and tbe manner of its falling should be tbus ; the first Minute it should fall 20 Miles, the second Minute 19 Miles, the third Minute 18. Miles, and so onward for ever in the fame Geometrical Progression; I demand how far it will fall in a whole Eternity? Á. Let the first Term 20=b

The Total Sum
The second Term

19xa will be bb; that is 20 +20

-400 Miles;

which is the Solution of the Question, however strange and surprising it may seem to fome Persons, who are not acquainted with Mathematical Demonstrations. And here, by the bye, it will not be amiss 'to take notice of a vulgar Error amongst Metaphysicians, who charge Mathematicians with an incautious ignorant way of speaking, and yet they make use of that Name Infinite instead of Indefinite, or Indeterminate; but it's evident the word Indefinite, or Indeterminate, will not reach the Idea that Mathematicians have frequent occasion for : One instance will evince the Truth of what is here faid. Suppose I take i, or Unity, and divide it; so that I take { thereof, then 's of the Remainder, then of this Remainder, and fo on, viz.

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I say, by so much the longer as this series is continued, by so much the nearer will the Total thereof be to Unity; This is granted by every one.

But again, if the Series be continued to any Infinite, or indeterminate Number of Places, the Total of it will never reach to Unity, or 1, But if it be continued Infinitely, It's evident the Total will be Unity, or i. Nor can any other Idea but that of Infinite reach the Total: If it can, we desire our Metaphysicians to tell us what it is.

QuIf a Movable contain a Milion of Pounds, and the Mover can move the Millioneth part of one of those Pounds in a Million of Years, the Millionetl part of a' Pace; bowe many years will the Mover be moving ibe Moveable a whole Pace?

A. The Question is easie enough in it felf, were it not a little confounded with the needless Terms of Movable and Mover.

Let m= Mililon, or 1000000, and the Answer is mą, or m raised to the fourth Power; that is, 'with Cyphers after it, viz. in 1000000000000000000000300 Years.

l. There

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Q. There has been formerly in ' afflicted again by another CalaTown a great Noise and Disputa- mity. Words that have no mantion about the Pallage in Foleplus, ner of Relation to what went be that makes an honourable mention fore concerning our Saviour ; of our Saviour and his Miracles ; • which manifestly relate to the which was occafioned by Du Pin's Masacre of the Fews, whom not only giving over the Cause, Pilate had caused to be dain in but strengthning the Deifts of our Jerusalem ; that came just beTimes with the most plausible Ar. fore this Passage concerning Jesus guments he could, to prove that * Chrift; which plainly shews (fay Paffage was Spurious, and put insbey) that it does not belong to by the Chriftians themselves. We Josephus, and that it has been have been often desired to confider afterwards added. of Du Pin's Arguments; and be- A. Nothing can be more eviing lately reminded of it by a Pa. dent than the orderly connexion of per come to our hands by some what Fofepbus relates concerning Learned Anonymus,

we have our Saviour, to the Words beforethought fit to publish what fol- going, concerning the Maffacre lows.

of the Jews, whom Pilate had caused to be sain ; who also caused

our Saviour to be crucified; dive An Answer to Six Argu- TorosAbout this time, &c

. Tas id egeta lov zor xpérov ments recited. by Du No lele evident is the coherence Pin, to prove, That the of the Words following to what he

here relates with all possible BreviPaffage in Josephus,in ty- (not thinking it convenient to which Christ is mention- infift upon so dangerous a Subject) ed, is (parious.':,: 39 concerning the Life, and Death, 14. i liri

and Resurrection of our Saviour;

κι υπο τες αυτές χρόνος, fays Arg. I. .1.' THAT the style is be. And about the fame Times.


intricate, and not Why Times, and not Time ? Bovery fluent, and different from cause he refers both to the Time of that of Josephus ; whose Ex the before-mentioned Massacre,pressions are generally clear and and to the Time of the Refurreelegant.

Xion of Christ, and the perfeve2.A. This is Gratis di&tum; therérance of the Christians in their Pro

is not the least Ground for fuch a feffion that followed thereupon ; faying.

ειστε νύν τών χρισιανών από τα Arg. 2. ' That 'tis evident this de 'Dvoudouivwv éx 'EmM175

PAffage was inferted afterwards | Φύλον. Κι υπό τες αυτές χρο$

into the Text of Josephus, because the coherence of the fol Arg: 3. They argue, Tbat in

lowing Sentence is interrupted ; case this Paflage were taken sepafor immediately after the end rately, yet even then it might be thereof we read that time the Jews began to be words of a Christian, and not of


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a Jew, Gnce Jesus Chrift is there kable Passage, Lib. 2. contra A. called God, bis Miracles and Re: pipnem: & 'Huémicos Norcolléfurrection acknowledged; and 715] ó Mépos tñs ’Aperñs S01X'tis declar'd that these things are

os thy 'Evokedy, (Our Lamforetold by the Prophets; how giver) did not make the True can it be imagined that this can Worship of God a part of Verproceed from a Few, especially tue ; but he saw that the several Fosephus, who seems to doubt

Vertues were parts of it, and imof the Miracles recorded in the

plied in the Nature of it; viz. Books that were written by He- Justice, Temperance, Prudence, brew Authors.

and a pcaccable Disposition. For A. Fosephus does nor call Jesus

all Actions, (αποσαι γδ αι ΠράChrist, God; but exprely calls him

Eus) all Studies, Inclinations, or φίfe Man; Ιησές Σοφός 'Ανήρ, Úndertakings, and all Speeches very Words. 'Tis true,

or Discourses (Alatebal y AYosephus says in admiration of him, 200 Hårtes) have with us some εγε "Ανδeα αυτόν λεγειν Xρή,

! Reference to the True Worship f we may call him a Man; inti- i of God: Em, Tho após Jedy nating that He was eos ’Avýp,

ημϊν Ευσέβειαν έχεσι την αDivine Man; -an Appellation given to any wonderful Excellent How contrary is this to the SenPerson. 'Tis cafie to imagine how timents of the Scribes and PhariFosephus might have a great Vene-fees, Hypocrites, and to all Jewish ‘ation for our Saviour upon AC- Hypoorites in all Ages, amongst count of his Miracles and Doctrines, all Nations ? How perfectly aand yet not think it was necessary, greeable to the preaching of Christ, for himn to desert the Mofaical Oeo and his Apostles ? Mateb. 22. 37, Economy, supposing that the Cere- 38, 39,40, 1 Cor. 10. 31. i Pet. inonial Law was still in force ; !15, 16. Be ye holy in all manner since we know that some of those of Conversation; because it is who exprelly declar'd themselves written, Be ye Holy, for I am to be Christians, were of the same Holy, Levit. 11.44: 1 Joh. 4. 16. Opinion. 'Tis no wonder that God is Love, and be bat dwela Fosephus should acknowledge, leth in Love, dwelleth in God, That such a Person as our Saviour and God in him. EvośBesc, fig. shewed himself to be both in Life nifies the true Worship of God, and Doctrine, should be foretold which consists (as to the Internat by the Prophets; since in so many | Act) in the Exercise of such an places he plainly shews, That his Affection towards God, which Mind was posfelt of such Senti- arises froin a practical, or effe&ual ments, which are so perfectly a Apprehension, that he is infinitely greeable to the preaching of Christ good; so that we ought not to and his Apostles (which he could love or affect any finite Object, not but have heard much of) and but only in reference to him. It so contrary to the Sentiments of the would have been a strange thing Scribes and Pbarisees, and all sorts . indeed, if Josephus had not writof Hypocrites amongst the Jews. ten one Word concerning our Lord I Mall inftińce in this most remar- Fesus Christ, of whose Pious Life



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and Orthodox Preaching (fo a.

pbus (unless he had been a progreeable to the Sense that MOSES feft Chriftian) would so openly, had of the Moral Lam) he had and frequently have expreit bis most certainly a very high Eo Regards for our Saviour, all the Atcem.

Powers in the World being lo Ang. 4. What probability is mad against him. The great Afthere that Jofephus, a Personfection which Fosephus declares * extrenrely addicted to the Inte- himself to have to the Memory of • rest of his own Nation, should St. James, fo eminent a Disciple

speak so honourably of Jesus of Jesus Christ, who gave Telti· Chrift, whom he did not believe mony with his Blood to the Truth • to be the Mefish, as I observed of the Gospel ; I say this Affe• in Origen in his Book against ction of his to the Memory of • Celfus) and that he should accuse St. James, is a full and sufficient

Iris Countrymen, as having un. Argument to prove, that the bo* juftly put him to Death. nourable mention of Jesus Chrift,

A. That it is most probable which we find in the Writings of that Fosephus should speak lo ho the fame Fosephus, is as certainly, nourably of our Saviour, I have and unquestionably his, as any shɔwn already: He did not ex Pallage in all his Antiquities. He presly accuse his Countrymen of plainly and exprelly detests the Injustice in putting him to Death. Sentence that Angus the High It is uncertain, whether he thought Priest part upon St. James, that that he was the Melliah, Xpisos he shou'd be stoned to Deatb; and, anos viv, only significs that he was he says. it was displeasing to all the Person, Cilled Chrift, from good Men. "Orol de Só kan 'Entwhom the Christians received their | eκέτα τοι των κατα την Γόλιν Deno nination.

ava, &c. By saying he was the Arg. S. Jofephus describing in Brother of Jesus Christ, Jofepbus the Carne Book the Martyrdom i said enough to make all wife and of St. James, declares that he good Man to call to mind what he was the Brother of Jesus Chrift; had laid of Chrift; and, by saying

if he had made mention of no mpre of him here, he avoided • him in some of the preceding the Fury of such Felds,as had their

Chapters, he would not have hands embrew'd in the Blood of fail'd of taking notice thereof, orbis Disciples. at least he would in this place Arg:6. This Testimony (lay • have added so nething in his they) is not only unknown to • Con nendacion

• the Authors that liv'd before Evo A. If Fosephus had done, as sebius; but Origen exprefly dethese Men fancy he should have ' nies that fofepbus wrote any done, they would have had a far

thing concerning our Saviour. more plauGble Pretence than now 'Tis very ftrange, says he, in they have, to have said that fons Mitch, that Fosephus who did things have been inserted in his not acknowledge Jesus Christ as Writings by the Coristians ; for ic the Mediab, Mould give fo Auwould have been iinprobible that thenrick a Testimony of the In. so wise and cautious a Man as Fofe- ' nocence of St. James; would


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