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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - November 11, 1752, London, Middlesex By Sir ALEXANDER DRAWC AN Cenfor of GREAT Price 3 NOVEMBER To be continued every SATUR DAY in the Cesium ipfum petimus Our Folly would look into HAVE lately read over a very n er taining little called an Account ofEnglifh A which appears by its Dati to have five Years in the in if the Author had been better his Work would have had the fame and have been as it among the moil curious Productions of this Butas the of the Reverend a a and a Mailer of is not yet famous in the Republic of this excellent Work I fuffcred to deep among the Rubbifh oi the From the many exrraordinary Lilco veres which thingenious madein the Ways of ihis furprifing In fecl he proceeds to draw fome moral Lcflbns for the Ufeo incredible Affrftion to wards their fays might tea en us to viluePorte rity and promote i s The Obedience they pay their refpeftive might read us a Ledhirc of true Loyalty and Thtir incci fant Labours may ferve to enliven the and lazy Part of The unanimous Care ex erted by each Colony for the common might let us know the Confcquence of public and tempt usto endeavour the rofperity of our From their Economy 1 we may learn from their Sa c gacity Many great Aurhors have fpoken largely of the Undemanding of hefe lit tie Horace exprdsly recommends their Example to the Man and Solomon himfelf fends us to the as to the School of While I was meditating on the aitonifh ing Inftances ot and wtvch are exemplified in the tEco nomy of and which are difplayed by the ingenious Author of the abovemen tioned liuie it occurred tomy I that dieie little Infecls may poffibly reiemble the human Species in many of which it may bebe yond the Reach of ih molt curious En to difcern the lead Trace nr Foot They may many of our Sciences which we can never as we do their Skill in from the Effect and that fora very veryconvincing thofe Sciences among as indeed a mong do end in and pro duce noEffect at Such for Inftance among us are the higher B anches of Natural Philofophy whichisalways prying into the Secrets of and lyingin wait as it were to peep into her dreffing Room to view IKT and before fhe is drcft in any kind of A bfrld and for which the have been often deprived of that littleShare of Senfe which they before I am apt to that if a fuperior Being was to examine into the Ways of with the fame Curiofity with which my Author hath fearched into thofe of he would not be able to make any thing of this Philofo nor to difcover what he was about when he was employed in his Lucubrati In the Coujfe of how a Thought fuggefted itfelf to that it was very reafonable to think there might be fome fuch Infects as thefe Natu ral PhiJofophers the and when the Thought was once it afforded fuch Entertainment to my that I could not avoid purfuing till it threw me into a kind of in which I fell and was amufed with the following I dreamt I was lying down near a large where I perceived a Number of thofe little Infecls afTembled together and as I had in my Reverie already gifted them with the Ufe of I dreamt that one of them informed that they were a fct of Phiiofophers affembled to en quire into the Caufe of a violent and fud den Deluge which had happened fome time andhadfwept off aimofta whole There is in a ftransje Jum ble and Mixture of and Reali Now what brought this Subject of their Enquiries into my Mind was an Accident to which I was laft Summer an when I faw a very large Cow d if charge a vaft Shower on an Ant which as I afterwards had deltroyed a great Number of the Inha But to return to my Dream On a fud den oneof the that was elevated above the reft on a fmall Bit of about thrice as large as a moderate Pins feemed to addrefs himfelf to the reft in the following which I wrote down the Moment I It behoves every Ant that defires to excel other to avoid with the utmoft Diligence the wafting his Life c in like thofe Infects which c ture feems to have formed for no other than to eat or to be c Now ail our Energy is placed either in rheBody or in the Mind that is for aid this to obey 4 that we partake in common with the mtaneft this weenjoy in Partner hip with the To me it feems wifer to feek Glory from our This Paper is to be had at the Univerfal Regifter next the Corner of ;