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TREATISE

&c.

VOL. II.

ON THE WISDOM AND GOODNESS OF

THE CREATOR.

Permittes ipsis expendere Numinibus, quid
Conveniat nobis, rebusque sit utile nostris ;
Carior est illis homo, quàm sibi.

Juv,

LONDON: IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

A

TREATISE

ON THE

RECORDS OF THE CREATION,

AND ON THE

MORAL ATTRIBUTES

OF THE

CREATOR;

WITH

PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE JEWISH HISTORY,

AND TO THE CONSISTENCY OF THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION

WITH THE WISDOM AND GOODNESS OF THE DEITY.

BY JOHN BIRD SUMNER, M.A.
Prebendary of Durham, fc, and late Fellow of Eton College.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

FOURTH EDITION, CORRECTED.

LONDON:
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.

MDCCCXXV.

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CONTENTS

On the Wisdom of the Creator

Page 6

Instances from the few Principles employed to execute his

Purposes in the natural World. Attraction, Gasses, Rare-

faction, Condensation, &c.
Probability that similar Laws extend to the human Race.

CHAP II.

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On the Design of the Creator as to Man's Existence

Page 16

That he might exercise his Faculties and Virtues. Proof,

from the improvable Reason which distinguishes Mankind

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