Beautiful Garden (Of Formed Stone)

I fhall obferve the Method of the whole Effay: And firft treat of fuch formed stones, as either in name, or thing, or both, relate to the heavenly bodies or air; and next, fuch as belong to the watery kingdom; after fuch as refemble plants and animals, wether in the whole or parts. And laftly fuch stones, wherein contrary to all rule, dame nature seems to imitate art.


Robert Plot, The Natural History of Oxfordshire, being an essay towards the natural history of England,1705


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