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The order of [simple or] as it might
be termed
authoritative instruction
is the same with the order of enquiry
it is in its nature for instruction to be determined by the
order of enquiry; for how should a man who
had it in other respects in his choice,
of answering questions, but in the order
were asked?

Suppose a being endued with human
powers to be acquainted with the different
sorts of bodies so that with all of them,
as to what concerned there such of their first
and most obvious properties in respect to quantity
& figure as sensed for the foundation of names
assumed for the distinguishing them from one
another. Suppose some Angel or some
God had offered to explain whose word being a sufficient belief
might dispense him from the trouble of argumentative
reasoning, should offer him to reveal
such of their latent properties in these two
respects, as he should be act on a decisions to be acquainted

research of

& Dialogue

He would assume
Grammar being which 2 as thou knowest my 5 conception 6 is 4 weak 1
far from entering a number of parts of
on them first appearance, it is as
much as it can do to take them in one by
one: nor is unable to endure the aspect of a
told it has formulated itself to a first
present there being, by their
order beginning with those which are most
simple & present least of novelty and
their appearance. of novelty to alarm
my it's timidity
and of
to overcome it's

Q. By what marks a Scholar may know when
he understands the proof of a proposition?

is master of a

of a Line

The square of a line is 4 times that
line, if you consider the boundaries
and if you consider the superficies of
the square it should seem that one
could never produce a superficies
by multipying one line by another.
Lines & superficies are not homologous.

DEFINING Fill up the

All things till one of & the have quantity & figure: figures
are as various as …

and I

Tell me then first which of these such of properties of which
they possess in virtue of their quantity whatever
whatever in their figure.

of those

Points lines surfaces solids

surfaces are either simple i:e: singular or compounded i.e
then the simple are such as were bounded may be considered 1st their bounds 2dly
the included within those bounds, 3dly
the relation that may subsist between those bounds
& other such bounds of other bodies placed contiguous
to them.

For bounds are either straight or curve

of lines I see one
kind that is the
shortest of any that
can be drawn
within the limits
which are its bound
: this is what
I have been used to
call a right one:
I mean by it the
shortest possible: for
if I could done a
shorter, those
any to which
I have been used to
give that name, it
could understandably
be that shorter line
and not the other that
I should call the right one.

Identifier: | JB/135/033/002
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 135.


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