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of the Actions of the Perfons, from their Actions. This Idea of Glory or Gravity, is taken from the Light in Irradiation, from the Fire of the Sun to the Circumference; fo 'tis ufed alfo for one of the Names, the Light, the eftablished Emblem, which emblematically represents that Perfon. And 'tis alfo ufed for a fupernatural Appearance, a Representation of that Type in Miniature feveral Times, if not always, with a perfonal Similitude, with distinguishing Infignia: And 'tis used in the feveral Parts of Speech for the Actions of that Perfon, and for the Actions of the eftablifhed Emblem. I am to fhew or prove what the established Emblem was, and is; what the fupernatural Reprefentations were ; what was typically predicted or exhibited by them; who was and is that Perfon; what the Actions of the Perfon were, and are; what he has done, and does, and what he is to do; what the established Emblem did and does; and I am to fhew how exactly the fupernatural Emblem exhibited the Perfon, and how the eftablished Emblem reprefents that Perfon, and how its Actions fuit the Actions of that Perfon. And to fhew that the primary
primary Actions were attributed by the facred Scriptures, and Believers, by Prediction, and Completion, and what is yet to come, to the Original, that Perfon. And that the typical Actions were attributed by the Scriptures, and both by Believers and Imaginers to the established Type; and that the Imaginers alfo attributed to the Type what belonged to the Original; and that what Light was to the Gentiles, Glory was to the People of If rael. And that giving Vision is but one Part of the Action of this Type, that it is the Ruler, the chief Agent in every Action in Matter, and that even giving of Vision, and all the reft, are performed by its Irradiation, and confequently by Expanfion, and thence by Compreffion.
Marius I." its Signification, and that of its Derivatives is, Fatigue, Wearinefs, a Burden, or what caufes Fatigue or Weariness; a Multitude, or the Pain in Child-birth; as a Verb to gravitate, make heavy, to gravitate in the material Senfe of the Word, to fatigue, to labour-Hiphil, to make or caufe to be heavy or gravitate; to load, burden, to harden-to be increased or multiplied; heavy, weighty, ponderous, wealthy, rich, great, manifold, numerous, copious, hard. 111. It fignifies Glory, A 3
Magnificence, and whatever Words are formed from thence, to become honourable, glorious, famous, noble-to glorify, to honour, Honour, Glory, Majefty.
Chaldee, to be heavy, or weighty, or glorious, in Quantity or Quality; in Magnitude or Multitude; in Weight or Number; in Riches, Honour or Glory." Cocceius, "Excellency; and, abfolutely fpeaking, the greatest in Degree; which is like a Weight, with which one compared to another preponderates or outweighs him." Caftel. " heavy, increased in Growth, or Weight, or Hardnefs, in Number, Riches, Honour or Glory,it is oppofite top light, abject, cafily thrown afide. S. Contempt." Job vi. 3. It would be heavier than the Sand of the Sea. Prov. viii. 24. When there were no Fountains of Waters raised by Compreffure. Ibid. xxvii. 3. A Stone is heavy, and Sand (Caftel. Projection or Depreffion) depressed; but a Fool's Wrath is heavier than them both. Nah. iii. 3. A Weight of Carcafes. 2 Sam. xiv. 26. It was heavy on him, therefore he polled it. Pfal. xxxviii. 5. As an heavy s Burden, they are too heavy for me. Ifa. xxxii. 2. The Shadow of a heavy Rock. Exod. xiv. 25. They drove them
heavily. Exod. xix. 16. A heavy Cloud upon the Mount. Glory, Gravity, is put in Oppofition top and P Malediction, Levity, Contempt, materially and fpiritually. Job. xxxix. 34. I am light, what shall I answer thee? Hof. iv. 7. I will change their Glory (or Gravity), into Ignominy, (or Levity). Hab. ii. 16. Thou art filled with Ignominy (or Levity) for Glory (or Gravity).
Glory does not appear to be a Root, or have a separate Idea; but to imply that the Root of Weight is applied to beneficial Purposes, or to valuable Actions, or Things, fo Glory, in the highest Senfe, is the Name for that Perfon, who, as Glory or Light, one of the emblematical Names in a lower material and mechanical Sense, manifeftly diffuses Beneficence every way, gives that Life, the Power of Vision, Stability, Strength, Motion, proper Tendency, &c. included under the Word Gravity to Man, and what is for his Support and Benefit to other Things in this Syftem. But as each Agent has a Name expreflive of each different Action, fo the Name for the Light, as it performs this Action, to give Weight, to prefs, to make hard, fo comprefs: And as the Compreffure near the Earth is always weaker on A 4 that
that Side, to over-prefs, over-weigh, overbalance, and fo give Tendency or Motion that Way As Compreffion, of which Gravity is the Difference, gives Adhefion to Atoms of Solids, "fo Solidity, Stability; builds up ftrong; and all the Conditions which fit them for Ufe or Benefit, too many to enumerate; fo the Glory of Bodies, in oppofition to Unftability, the Condition of Water, Fluid; applied in each Senfe to Men, Weight, Firmness, Expanfion of the Fluids within, fo Strength to the Mind, Resolution, and ultimately to God, Gen. xlix. 4. & al. o James i. 8. anaтágαт, inconftant, keep not their Figure, Place, &c. 2 Pet. ii. 14. ἀςηρίκτες, ibid. iii. 16. ἀμαθεῖς καὶ ἀφή exto, unlearned and unftable.
As Weight is the Idea of material Power, and as Prevalence, to what weighs against it, is the Superiority of that Power; and as overcoming in Power, in performing Actions of Beneficence, is the Glory of the Agent; fo, that which, emblematically in that Senfe, prevails is the Glory. Hence he, whom that Emblem reprefents, and who in that Senfe fpiritually prevails, is emblematically called the Glory.
The Natural Idea is always to be preferved; as a Verb, it is to comprefs, and