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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1782. Excerpt: ... CHAP. VII. Remarks on the Chapter of Polygamy. ON Polygamy, Madan has said many ingenious things: but who does not fee the futility of his reasoning? At present 1 shall content myself with some cursory Remarks, and putting a negative on his positions: because I intend hereafter to take an extensive view of the subject. Our author is undoubtedly cunning enough not to try this important case by the Law of Nature and Reason, in conjunction with the Divine Law: not that I think it right to give them a preference, but that a contemplation of them should by no means be excluded: because in general they are the foundations of the divine law, and therefore may be explanatory of the spirit of it.--I say, he is cunning enough in declining a contemplation of the dictates of nature and reason: for Polygamy is repugnant to both, as shall be proved in a subsequent part of E 4. this this work. But is the word of God abhorrent from them? The cafe is, that a favourite hypothefis cannot have proof from any other quarter that is certain and clear: therefore, as has often been the cafe before, the Scriptures are to be tortured, mutilated, and explained away to meanings they never meant. I Declare my affent to the pofition that 'Polygamy, ftri ly fpeaking, is of £: two 'forts' one is when a woman has feveral hulbands cohabiting with her at the fame time: this is admitted to be ' abhorrent '' from nature, reafon, and fcripture.' But why is it fo? It is ftri ly opponent to the great command, the Rev. Polygamift is fo fond of, increafe and multiply: for it is well known that thofe promifcuous amours, on the fide of the woman, are definitive of the principles of generation. Experience, it flrikes me, has made this fo evident, that it needs no proof. Now, in regard to the othe...
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  • James Cookson (Author)
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