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for the invaluable jewel of Knowledge? oi not think it equitable to bestow a moderate reward on men, that cou’d equally delight and benefit him 2 Nor did these crafty Empirics stop here. They knew the falsity of fačts, and the fallacy of reasonings, might at one time or other be detected by men of penetration. Wherfore, as the De
of Criticism, nor a proper objećt of the Understanding. Nay, they went a greater length, openly maintaining that it was lawful to ly for the eing incapable of reflection, ought to be manag'd by guile, and to be deluded by agreable fables into obedience to their Governors. Thus M N E V Is, an Egyptian king, impos'd on his subjects, by feigning an extraordinary communication with heaven.
on the Baćtrians and other neighboring nations. PY TH A Go RAs, after hiding himself for some time (as if he were dead) appear'd again at Crotona, preaching the joys and torments of another life. His disciple ZAMo Lx is vaunted having receiv'd divine Revelations in a cave, wherby he gain'd such authority, as to prescribe what laws he pleas'd to the rude Scythians. MINos and EP I MEN IDEs in Crete, publish'd the con