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361: Then I asked: does a firm perswasion that a thing is so, make it so?

362: He replied, All poets that it does, & in ages of imagination this firm perswasion removed mountains;

363: but many are not capable of a firm perswasion of any thing.

364: Then Ezekiel said, The philosophy of the east taught the first principles of human perception:

365: some nations held one principle for the origin & some another;

366: we of Israel taught that the Poetic Genius (as you now call it) was the first principle and all other others merely derivative,

372: from these opinions the vulgar came to think that all nations would at last be subject to the jews.

373: This said he, like all firm perswasions, is come to pass, for all nations believe the jews code and worship the jews god, and what greater subjection can be?

374: I heard this with some wonder, & must confess my own conviction.

384: and when he does, the whole creation will be consumed,
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