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tions, to Mela, Celfus, Pliny, or Soli nus. And having thus paft the principles of Arithmetic, Geometry, Aftronomy, and Geography, with a general compact of Phyficks, they may defcend in Mathematicks to the inftrumentall fcience of Trigonometry, and fr m thence to Fortification, Architecture, Enginry, or Navigation. And in naturall Philofophy they may proceed leifurly from the Hiftory of Meteors, minerals, plants, and living creatures as färre as anatomy. Then alfo in courfe might be read to them out of fome not tedious writer the inftitution of Phyfick; that they may know the tempers, the humors, the feafons, and how to manage a crudity: which he who can wifely and timely doe, is not


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only a great Phyfician to himselfe, and to his friends, but also may at fome time. or other, fave an Army by this frugall, and expenceleffe meanes only; and not. let the healthy and ftout bodies of young men rot away under him for want of this difcipline, which is a great pitty, and no leffe a fhame to the commander. To fet forward all thefe proceedings in nature and mathematicks, what hinders, but that they may procure, as oft as fhall be needfull, the helpfull experiences of Hunters, fowlers, Fishermen, Shepherds, Gardeners, Apothecaries; and in the other fciences, Archite&s, Engi.. neers, Mariners, Anatomifts; who doubt. leffe would be ready fome for reward, and fome to favour fuch a hopefull se-;


minary. And this will give them fuch a real tincture of naturall knowledge, as they fhall never forget, but dayly augment with delight. Then also those poets which are now counted moft hard, will be both facil and pleafant, Orpheus, Hefiod, Theocritus, Aratus, Nicander, Oppian, Dionyfius, and in Latin Lucrctius, Manilius, and the rural part of Virgil.

By this time, yeers and good general precepts will have furnifht them more diftinctly with that act of reafon which in Ethics is called Proairefis; that they may with fome judgement contemplat upon morall good and evill. Then will be requir'd a fpeciall reinforcement of conftant and found endoctrinating to fet them


them right and firm, inftructing them more amply in the knowledge of vertue and the hatred of vice: while their young and pliant affections are led through all® the morall works of Plato, Xenophon, Cicero, Plutarch, Laertius, and those Locrian remnants; but ftill to be reduc't in their nightward ftudies wherewith they close the dayes work, under the determinat fentence of David or Solomon, or the evangels and Apoftalic Scriptures. Being perfit in the knowledge of perfonall duty, they may then begin the ftudy of Economies. And either now, or before this, they may have eafily learnt at any odde hour the Italian tongue. And foon after, but with warineffe, and good antidote, it would

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would be wholsome anough to let them taft fome choise comedies Greek, Latin, or Italian: thofe tragedies alfo that treate of houfhold matters, as Trachinia, Alceftis and the like. The next remove must be to the ftudy of Politics: to know the beginning, end, and rea-fons of politicall focieties; that they may not in a dangerous fit of the common-wealth be fuch poor, fhaken, uncertain reeds, of. fuch a tottering conscience, as many of our great counsellers have lately fhewn themfelves, but ftedfaft pillars of the State. After this. they are to dive into the grounds of law, and legall juftice; deliver'd firft, and with best warrant by Mofes; and as farre as humane prudence can be trufted,



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