1) Consequences from the Qualities of the Starres
a) Consequences from
the Light of the Starres. Out of
this, and the Motion of the Sunne, is made the
b) Consequences from the Influence of the Starres,
2) Consequences of the
Qualities from Liquid Bodies that
fill the space between the Starres; such as are the
Ayre, or substance aetherial.
3) Consequences from Qualities of Bodies Terrestrial
a) Consequences from
parts of the Earth that are
from Qualities of Minerals, as
Stones, Metals, &c
2] Consequences from the Qualities of Vegetables
b) Consequences from Qualities of Animals
from Qualities of Animals in
a] Consequences from Vision,
b] Consequences from Sounds,
c] Consequences from the rest of the senses
2] Consequences from Qualities of Men in Speciall
a] Consequences from Passions of Men,
b] Consequences from Speech,
i) In Magnifying, Vilifying, etc.
ii) In Persuading,
iii) In Reasoning,
iv) In Contracting,
just and unjust
B. Consequences from the Accidents
of Politique Bodies; which is
called Politiques, and civill philosophy
1. Of Consequences from
the Institution of common-wealths, to
the Rights, and Duties of the Body Politique, or Soveraign.
2. Of Consequences from
the same, to the Duty and Right of
OF POWER, WORTH, DIGNITY, HONOUR AND WORTHINESS
Power The power of a Man, (to take it Universally,) is his present means, to obtain some future apparent Good. And is either Originall, or Instrumentall.
Naturall Power, is the eminence of the Faculties of Body, or Mind: as extraordinary Strength, Forme, Prudence, Arts, Eloquence, Liberality, Nobility. Instrumentall are those Powers, which acquired by these, or by fortune, are means and Instruments to acquire more: as Riches, Reputation, Friends, and the Secret working of God, which men call Good Luck. For the nature of Power, is in this point, like to Fame, increasing as it proceeds; or like the motion of heavy bodies, which the further they go, make still the more hast.
The Greatest of humane Powers, is that which is compounded of the Powers of most men, united by consent, in one person, Naturall, or civill, that has the use of all their Powers depending on his will; such as is the Power of a Common-wealth: or depending on the wills of each particular; such as is the Power of a Faction, or of divers factions leagued. Therefore to have servants, is Power; To have Friends, is Power: for they are strengths united.