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OvID.

Contigerat nostras infamia temporis aures:
Quam cupiens falsam, summo delabor Olympo,

Et Deus humana lustro sub imagine terras.
Ovid. Met. lib, i. 211–218.

The INFAMY of the times had REAched our BARs : wish INg it might be FALSE, I Descended from high OLYMPUs, and, a God, I passed through the earth under A HUMAN ForM. These remarks apply to page 204, of the preceding Lecture.

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Translated in page 219, of the preceding Lecture.

Many travellers bear a testimony to the unhealthiness of the air about the lake: the monks who live in the neighbourhood, would have dissuaded Dr. Pococke from bathing in these singular waters: he ventured in, however, and was, two days after, seized with a dizziness, and violent pain in the stomach, which lasted nearly three weeks, and which they imputed to his rashness; nor does he contra

dict them.

NotE 4.—The day of judgment is a doctrine of Christianity: yet is it worthy remark, that the heathens cherished some vague opinions, and held some uncertain traditions, that the earth, and the orbs around us, are to be consumed by fire, as the following extracts

will prove.

-- Sic, cum compage soluta
Secula tot mundi suprema coègerit hora,
Antiquum repetent iterum chaos omnia; mixtis
Sidera sideribus concurrent: ignea pontum
Astra petent: tellus extendere litora nolet,
Excutietaue fretum: fratri contraria Phoebe
Ibit, et obliquum bigas agitare per orbem
Indignata, diem poscet sibi: totaque discors
Machina divulsi turbabit foedera mundi.
Lucan. Phars. lib. i. v. 72–80. p. 13 & 14, edit. Ouden-

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Stars mix'd with stars shall vainly try,
In ocean's boundless waves, to fly
The universal flame.

The land no more shall guard the sea,

The moon shall strive to rule the day,
The shatter'd sphere shall burn:

The whole machine to ruin hurl’d, *

Discord shall triumph o'er the world,
And chaos shall return.

“Sidera sideribus incurrent, et omni flagrante materia, uno igne, “quicquid nunc ex disposito lucet, ardebit.” Seneca, fine ad Marciam,

Stars shall rush upon stars: everything material shall be consumed; and whatever now shines in order, shall perish in one common fire /

Ovid represents his Jupiter, when resolved to punish the earth, choosing water, and checking his thunder, for the following reason: Sed timuit, ne forte sacer totab ignibus aether, Conciperet flammas, longusque ardesceret axis. Esse quoque in fatis reminiscitur, affore tempus, Quo mare, quo tellus, correptaque regia coeli Ardeat; et mundi moles operosa laboret. Ovid. Met. lib. i. 254–258.

He stopt, for fear, thus violently driv'n,
The sparks should catch his axle-tree of heav'n,
Rememb'ring in the fates, a time when fire
Should to the battlements of heav'n aspire,
And all his blazing worlds above should burn,
And all th’inferior globe to cinders turn. -
DRYDEN–Garth's Ovid. b. i. l. 346-350.

This note is referred to in page 228, of the preceding Lecture:

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Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorey grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him ; But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel.) Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with the blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that tieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb : The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of thy progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren. . .*

Acts vii. 9–16.

And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt; but God was with him, and deliwered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house. Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance. But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharoah. Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all

his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, and were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor, the jather of Sychem.

To enter at large into the beautiful history that connects the preceding Lecture with the

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