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Objection of

There are two ways of being serviceable to a
Science. The one is, by suggesting something
not yet known. The other is by
facilitating the access to what is known already.

The better To speak the truth, the latter is not so much
an achievement in the particular science in
question, as an application of Logic to
that science Of Logic that universal standard
which has no proper patrimony of its
own, but whose office is to manage the concerns
and improve the patrimony of all
the other Sciences. 'Tis the Ars traditiva,
as Lord Bacon calls it, an art scarcely
yet taught, is though by far the most useful
if not the only useful branch of Logic,
thatgu leads men to the ad invention of expedients
for abridging the labour of the mind
by its silent suggestions not yet fashioned
into rules.

'Tis those considerations alone
that could have given to one scarce yet
inclined in the more ordinary parts of
the mathematics, the appearance of
offering a limit towards the improvement of
Mathematics. I know the well merited
sentence of condemnation that [an illustrious Philosophe]
Mr D'Alemberthas pronounced against these.

The of whose advances terminates at the
Finis of their book.

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In the short voyageterm which is allowed to human <add>intellects</add>
for the it's voyage through across the immense
ocean of the sciences, it is material to aim
at the proper latitude before the Ice of
Old age shall have in.

A man whose Logic has been accustomed to
exercise itself upon other sciences whose object whose object
is much more
complex, which has where there many
whose object is

more turbid ideas to clarify, where

and where consequently the assistance of Logic
is still more wanted necessary and its application
still more difficult, may
as far as his acquisition
with material
having tra
it no attraction
there upon the
of others
be in some sort
upon a par with one, who has traveresed all
through the that science in question
but has made no further use of Logic than
what is necessary for that purpose.

Use of

The signs being are entirely arbitrary, they do not raise
in the mind the idea of the thing,
enough: their
is fleeting.

Reason for giving it the name of an Euclid is
that whatever is fathered on that old Grecian
is received with veneration not only merely
because what he says is true, for this would
hold good with respect to several Geometricians
and as to the Additions. Alterations&c
they may be proved to be Euclid's too
in the same way as Professor Simpson
proves any thing he pleases to invent to
be Euclid's.

               GEOMETRY. Ars Tardiva. Invotum novium 

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