Upon the whole I conclude with this: the wisdom of the primitive ages w~s either great or lucky; great, if they knew what they were doing and invented the figure to shadow the meaning; lucky, if withrlUt meaning or intending it they fell upon matter which gives occasion to such worthy contemplations. My own paifis, if there be any help in them, I shall think well bestowed either way: I shall be throwing li«ht either upon antiquity or upon nature itself.