Introduction . 5 
Pcrfon that is his immediate Informer , and the Means by which he came by it himfelf : When that is done , then comes to be confiderM the Credit of his Authors with other unprejudiced Perfons - , he takes alfo into Confideration , their Numbers , the Agreement of their Stories , the Improbability of the prefent and fuccecding Ages to that Aétion , being impofed upon , and the Folly of endeavouring to do it , was it not Truth ; until at laft he comes as fully to be ced of the Reality of it , as of any thing done but ycftcrday , in his own Country . 
In the Second , the Mind goes quite another Way to work - , for what convinced him of the former , he finds no Afiiftance from here , or is it of any manner of Weight with him , what the Perfons are that affirm it , but he is altogether determined by the Notions and Ideas he has in his Mind of Good and Evil , titude anil Ingratitude ; which he at Length finds to be fuch neceflâry Oppofitcs to one another , that there muft eternally be a Difference between them ; and infomuch , that it is not in the Power of any Being whatfoevcr to change them , the Diftin & ion it felf being fupported by the Impofiibility of an tent perfeft Being doing any thing but what is good and agreeable to his own Nature - , but to confound Right and Wrong , Good and Evil , fo as to make what is abfolutcly Good to be Evil , and è contra , is deitroy - ing the necefiary Idea every reafonable Creature has of a Deity , fubverting the Foundation of all gations , and therefore can it never be done . 
But when he comes to the third Proportion , he again finds a Neceifity of altering his Meafures , al - though , as in the former , the Credit of the Perfon pronouncing it fignifies not one Jot towards ing his AfTent . The firft thing then he does , is to get clear Ideas of the Terms of the Propofition , in which he finds himfelf obliged to his Senfes , and 
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