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1 On this subject we shall find much curious matter in Aristotle's Treatise de Mundo, cap. 4.
2 Poinsinet enters into a long detail of some of the most remarkable earthquakes that have occurred, from the age of Pliny to the period when he wrote, about fifty years ago; i. 249. 2.
3 See Aristotle, Meteor. ii. 8.
4 See Aristotle, Meteor. ii. 8, and Seneca, Nat. Quæst. vi. 13.
5 "Fervente;" "Fremitum aque ferventis imitante." Alexandre in Lemaire, i. 404.
6 The reader will scarcely require to be informed, that many of the remarks in the latter part of this chapter are incorrect. Our author has principally followed Aristotle, whose treatise on meteorology, although abounding in curious details, is perhaps one of the least correct of his works.
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