Theory of the Earth.
WHAT Plutarch particularly
proves of the Stoicks, that
they spoke more improbabilities than the Poets, may be extended
to a great part of Philosophers, who
have maintained opinions more absurd
than can be found in any of the most
Fabulous Poets, or Romantick Writers.
The one as well as the other fancied
that their character did oblige them to
say things, which were not common or
obvious to vulgar capacities, and therefore scorning the Instructions of sense