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as is fuppofed in number, and no wayes accommodate to the glorie of arts. This opinion or state of mynd receyved much credit and ftrength by the fchool of Plato, who thinking that particulars rather revived the notions, or excited the faculties of the mynd, than meerly informed; and having mingled his philofophie with superstition, which never favoureth the fenfe, extolleth too much the understanding of man in the inward light thereof. And again, Ariftotle's fchool, which giveth the dew to the sense in affertion, denyeth it in practise much more than that of Plato. for we fee the Schoolmen, Ariftotle's fucceffors, which were utterlie ignorant of historie, rested only upon agitation of wit; whereas Plato giveth good example of inquirie by induction and view of particulars; though in fuch a wandering manner as is of no force or fruit. So that he faw well, that the fuppofition of the fufficiency of man's mynd, hath loft the meanes thereof.

SEQUELA

SEQUELA CHARTARUM;

SIVE,

Inquifitio Legitima

DE

CALORE ET FRIGORE

SECTIO ORDINIS.

Charta fuggeftionis, five Memoria fixa.

HE fun beames hot to fenfe.

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The moon beames not hot, but rather conceived

to have a quality of cold, for that the greatest coldes are noted to be about the full, and the greatest heates about the change. Qu.

The beames of the ftarres have no fenfible heat by themselves; but are conceived to have an augmentative heat of the fun beames by the inftance following. The fame climate arctick and antarctick are obferved to differ in cold, viz. that the antarctick is the more cold, and it is manifeft the antarctick hemifphere is thinner planted of starres.

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as is fuppofed in number, and no wayes accommodate to the glorie of arts. This opinion or state of mynd receyved much credit and ftrength by the school of Plato, who thinking that particulars rather revived the notions, or excited the faculties of the mynd, than meerly informed; and having mingled his philofophie with superstition, which never favoureth the sense, extolleth too much the understanding of man in the inward light thereof. And again, Ariftotle's school, which giveth the dew to the sense in affertion, denyeth it in practise much more than that of Plato. for we fee the Schoolmen, Ariftotle's fucceffors, which were utterlie ignorant of historie, rested only upon agitation of wit; whereas Plato giveth good example of inquirie by induction and view of particulars; though in fuch a wandering manner as is of no force or fruit. So that he faw well, that the fuppofition of the fufficiency of man's mynd, hath loft the meanes thereof.

'SEQUELA

SEQUELA CHARTARUM;

SIVE,

Inquifitio Legitima

DE

CALORE ET FRIGORE.

SECTIO ORDINIS.

Charta fuggeftionis, five Memoria fixa.

HE fun beames hot to fenfe.

TH

The moon beames not hot, but rather conceived

to have a quality of cold, for that the greatest coldes are noted to be about the full, and the greatest heates about the change. Qu.

The beames of the ftarres have no fenfible heat by themselves; but are conceived to have an augmentative heat of the fun beames by the inftance following. The fame climate arctick and antarctick are obferved to differ in cold, viz. that the antarctick is the more cold, and it is manifest the antarctick hemisphere is thinner planted of starres.

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The heates obferved to be greater in July than in June; at which time the fun is nearest the greatest fixed ftarres, viz. Cor Leonis, Cauda Leonis, Spica Virginis, Syrius, Canicula.

The conjunction of any two of the three highest planets noted to caufe great heates.

Comets conceived by fome to be as well caufes as effects of heat, much more the starres.

The fun beames have greater heat when they are more perpendicular, than when they are more oblique; as appeareth in difference of regions, and the difference of the tymes of fummer and winter in the fame region; and chiefly in the difference of the houres of midday, mornings, evenings in the fame day.

The heates more extream in July and Auguft than in May or June, commonly imputed to the stay and continuance of heat.

The heats more extream under the Tropiques than under the Lyne: commonly imputed to the stay and continuance of heat, because the fun there doth as it were double a cape.

The heats more about three or four of clock than at noon; commonly imputed to the stay and continuance of heat.

The fun noted to be hotter when it fhineth forth between cloudes, than when the fky is open and ferene.

The middle region of the air hath manifest effects of cold, notwithstanding locally it be nearer the fun, commonly imputed to Antiperiftafis, affuming that the beames of the fun are hot either by approach or by reflexion, and that falleth in the middle term between both; or if

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