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Here I Athenagorus by calling Christ the Idea of all things, takes him for ye Logos of the Platonist; & by saying that God had this Logos always in himself because \he/ was rational from all eternity, makes Christ the inward reason & wisdom of the father, {illeg} the λογος ενδ{ι}α{φ}ετος without wch ye father would be ασοφος & αλογος: & by calling him the first {illeg} ofspring begotten of the father {illeg} who was not made (or created out of nothing) but came out of ye father as ye Idea \& energy/ of all things in order to Gods {forming} them out of the Chaos\creating the world/ makes him generated not from all eternity but in the beginning of ye creation, by emission or projector {o} the internal Logos being then emitted or projected outwardly. For Athenag like the Æ{rms} of the Gnosticks & Logos of ye P{illeg} Calap{b|a|}rygians & Platonists. For Athenagoras had told us\said/ before that the creator of the universal\{serm noster Beum lustum Conditor celebrats conditore illium universilatis, qui}/ {ingenitus ipse (ni erum generari petist quod est sed quod non est,) omnia Verbo suo creavit}. He makes also the Holy Grail an emanation of the fathers {illeg} ot a necessary & eternal emanation but a voluntary & temporary one sometimes flowing from ye farther sometimes returning back to him as the rays of ye sun are emitted from him & retur reflected back|.| to him. And of these three he makes an union wth a distintion {sic} of order, one

Of the very same opinion was Theophilus bishop of Antioch the Metropolis of the east, For in his second book to Autolycus he wrote thus Deus habens {summ} serononem ενδεα{φετον} internum in suis vesceribus

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Carpocrates the Coryphæus of who appeared in the reign of Adrian \& {Antonieus} Pius ringleader/ & was coryphæus of ye \Grataes/ Gnosticks taught his son Epiphanes the Platonic philosophy \& discipline/, & whereas Plato had to haud {sic} taught\said/ {illeg} he \misunderstanding Plato/ taught that all mens wives were common. Clem. {Alex} Strop|m|. l. 3. p \428,/ 431. And Marci{illeg}n also who began to spread his heresy in the {illeg}\beginning/ of ye reign of Antonieus Pius Marcus & Verus & was the disciple of {Cerdon} the disciple of Carpocrates, borrowed several doctrines from Plato. Clem Strom 4 p 434.

House of Commons 14th. April. 1709

Sr.

[1]

The Description of what {illeg}|B|ullion shall be received {at} is, two pence half penny Ounce, for Every Ounce of Foreign Coynes & foreign or British wrought Plate of the Standard of Eleven Ounces two penny weight fine or reduced there unto, I heard you was inquiring for me about this matter, so I have taken the liberty to send it to you, and am

Your most humble

Sert.

Crav: Peyton

To Sr. Isaac Newton
present.

[1] {Carpocrate}

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