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ber of Adverfaries upon it. But truly I am fo far of
that learned Man's Opinion, as not to think any very
remarkable Decay is to be found in the World ; for the
heavenly Bodies do obferve the fame Motions, and whea
efpie any Difference between the ancient and modern
Accounts, it ought to be attributed to Want of Exad-
nefs in the old Calculations i the Bodies of P»len are of
the faihie Magnitude, as is manifeft by the ancient Mea-
fiires of DigitS) Feet^ ore* and their natural Parts or In«

* Oceliui Lhc, Tcx. 3. OracL ^eaf, p. 211.



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geny feem not at all to be impaired, as appears from the
modern Writings and Inventions. But if we confider
the 'primitive Fecundity of the Earth, and its Barren-
nefs now adays ; of which I will difcourfe more by and
by ; which natural Fruitfulnefs is fo celebrated in ancient
Writers under the Name of the Golden Age ; and if
we farther add the Longacvity of our antediluvian Pro-



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