quoting isaac watts improvement of the mind

Quoting Isaac Watts’ Improvement of the Mind: 

Fetch down some knowledge from the clouds, the stars, the sun, the moon, and the revolution of all the planets. Dig and draw some valuable mediations from the depths of the earth, and search them through the vast oceans of water. Extract some intellectual improvements from the minerals and metals; from the wonders of nature among the vegetables and herbs, trees and flowers. Learn some lessons from the birds and the beasts, and meanest insect. Read the wisdom of God, and his admirable contrivance in them all; read his almighty power, his rich and various goodness, in all the works of his hands.

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