R C, Wakefield, pseud. [Richard Cope]
'Natural objects, properly improved and skilfully applied, present a fine subject to a spiritual contemplative mind'. Quotes from an unknown source the 'account given by naturalists' of the production of rain: 'Vapours rising from the earth, exhaled by the sun and intermixed with air, form clouds, which being increased by the addition of other vapours, and driven together by the force of winds, run into drops and fall upon the earth as rain'. (307) The remainder of the article develops analogies between rain and 'the word of God' (308).
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