EARTH. BOOK I
Concerning the Deluge, and the Dissolution
of the Earth.
An Account of the whole Work; of the Extent
and general Order of it.
SINCE I was first inclin'd to the Contemplation of Nature, and took pleasure to trace out the Causes of Effects,
and the dependance of one thing upon
another in the visible Creation, I had
always, methought, a particular curiosity to look back into the first Sources and ORIGINAL of Things; and to view in my mind, so far
as I was able, the Beginning and Progress of a
And after some Essays of this Nature, and as I
thought not unsuccessful, I carried on my enquiries
further, to try whether this Rising World, when form'd