Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Or Enquiries Into Very Many Received Tenents and Commonly Presumed Truths (Classic Reprint)

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They were deceived through the Conduét of their Senfis andby Tem ptations from the Ob it (elf; whereby although their Imelleémalslaadnot failed in the Theory 0 truth, yet did the infervient and brutal Faculties con troll the fuggefiion of Reafon Pleafure and Profit already overfwaying the inlhuétionsof Honefly, and Senfuality perturbing the reafonable commands of Verme. For (0 it is delivered in the Text; That when the Woman faw, that the Tree me: good for food, and that it warp/etzfant mate the eye, and 4 Tree to he defired to make one wife, [he too/a of the fruit thereof' and did eat. Now here by it appeareth, that Eve, before the Fall, was by the fame and beaten way of allurements inveigled, whereby her'potterity hath been deluded ever fince; that is, thofe thre'e delivered by 5. 01m, The In]? Of the flt/h the Iufl 4 the ale) and the pride of life Where indee they feemed as weakly to fail, as their de bilitated pofierity, ever after. Whereof nmwithfianding, fome in their im perfeétion, have refified more powerful temptations, and in many moralities condemned the facilit of their feduétions.

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