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He pledges to "inquire with all sobriety and severity, whether there be to be found in the footsteps of nature, any such transmission and influx of immateriate virtues; and what the force of imagination is" (641).
"It is less credible;' he writes, that this force "should be so incorporeal, and immateriate a virtue, as to work at great distances [...] but that the distance must be competent, the medium not adverse, and the body apt and proportionate" (657).