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Colleges Fellows; which was likewise the custom at Athens, and in otherfamous seminaries of Learning, This commonly begot effects of benevolence thro the whole course of their lives, and somtimes ačts of friendshipyery extraordinary. HYPATIA was by way of excellence nam'd The PH I Losop H E R, altogether as much on account of her profound knowlege, as for her public profession of teaching. Nor was any Professor ever more admir’d by the world, or more dcar to his own Scholars. Hers were as remarkable as numerous. a

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o: celebrated SYN es I Us. He was a % native of Cyrene in Africa, on the * borders of Egypt, avery antient Greec Colony, the birth-place of ARISTIPPUs and CARNEADes, which SYNESIUs forgets not to mention in his writings. He travell'd for improvement to his neighboring country of Egypt, the undoubted mother of the sciences, where he happily succeded in his studies at Alexandria under HyPATIA. This Personage alone may suffice for a specimen, of the extraordinary Spirits that Íhe form'd. If we may rely on the judgement of no less a man than NicePHoRUs Gregoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (who wrote elaborate annotations on his treatise of Dreams, a piecefraught with uncommon Learning) he says, there was nothing he did not know, no Science wherin he did not excel, no Mystery in which he was not initiated or

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