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COURSE

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Experimental Philosophy.

BY

J.T. DESAGULIERS, LL.D. F. R. S.
Chaplain to his Grace the Duke of CHANDOS.

VOL. I.
Adorn'd with Thirty-two COPP E R-PLAT E S.

THE SECOND EDITION CORRECTED.

" LONDON:
Printed for W. INNYS, T. Long Man and T. SHEwell, and C.
Hitch, in Pater-noster Row; and M. SENEX, in Fleetstreet,

M.DCC.XLV.

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ROYAL HIGHNESS FREDERIG, Prince of WALES, &c.

SIR,
T o contemplate the Works of GOD, to discover

Causes from their Effects, and make Art and

Nature subfervient to the Necessities of Life, by a Skill in joining proper Causes to produce the most useful Effects, is the Business of a Science, the Grounds and Principles of which, I have the Honour to lay at Your ROYAL HIGHn e s s's Feet.

I have presum'd to do this, Philosophy in all Ages having been thought worthy the Consideration of Princes ; for the greatest and best, who have been handed down to us by Historians, under the most amiable and glorious Characters, have distinguish'd themselves by their Attainments in it, and their Encouragement of all Endeavours to advance and improve it.

Amongst these I may justly reckon his late MAJESTY, who was, and his present M A JE S T Y, who is, the Patron of a Society, erected for the Advancement of Natural Knowledge, of which one of their Royal Predecessors was the Founder.

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