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      §17. Thirdly, It ought to be determined, whether those we call
Monsters, be really a distinct Species, according to the scholastick
notion of the word Species; since it is certain, that every thing that
exists, has its particular Constitution: And yet we find, that some
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of these monstrous productions, have few or none of those Qualities,
which are supposed to result from, and accompany the Essence of
that Species, from whence they derive their Originals, and to which,
by their descent, they seem to belong.
Locke Hum III, 6, §17, pp. 448-449