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[28c] and things sensible, being apprehensible by opinion with the aid of sensation, come into existence, as we saw,1 and are generated. And that which has come into existence must necessarily, as we say, have come into existence by reason of some Cause. Now to discover the Maker and Father of this Universe were a task indeed; and having discovered Him, to declare Him unto all men were a thing impossible. However, let us return and inquire further concerning the Cosmos,—after which of the Models did its Architect construct it?


1 Cf. 28 A.

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