An Answer to Mr. de Fontenelle's History of Oracles: In Which Mr. Van-Dale's System Concerning the Authors of the Heathen Oracles, and the Cause and Time of Their Silence Is Confuted, and the Opinion of the Fathers Upon That Subject Vindicated
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And what this judicious Writer has fo Well faid for the feafonablenefs of the Ori ginal, may be equally alledg'd for that of the Tran/lation: I will] there were a like pro portion'between the Performances. If that had been requit'd, might have waited as long for a ion, as the Hi 9 ty did for an Anfwer, and at lall not have pay'd that expeétation half lo well. How-1 ever, it may be fome Plea for deferring this Work no longer, that tho' the Hifiory of Oracle: remain'd unanfwer'd twenty Years, yet I believe it was hardly publilh'd lo ma ny Weeks, before it was tranﬂated into En and certainly there was as much h e'
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