THE
Ancient and Modern
DOCTRINE
OF
Holy Fathers,
AND
Iudicious Divines,

CONCERNING

The rash citation of the Testimony of SACRED
SCRIPTURE, in Conclusions meerly Natural, and
that may be proved by Sensible Experiments, and
Necessary Demonstrations.

Written, some years since, to Gratifie The most SERENE
CHRISTINA LOTHARINGA, Arch­
Dutchess of TVSCANR;

By GALILÆO GALILÆI, A Gentleman of
Florence, and Chief Philosopher and Mathematician to
His most Serene Highness the Grand DVKE.

And now rendred into English from the Italian,
BY
THOMAS SALUSBURY.

Naturam Rerum invenire, difficile; & ubi inveneris, indicare
in vulgus, nefas. Plato.

LONDON,
Printed by WILLIAM LEYBOURN, 1661.