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# JB/135/255/001

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1821 Decr 23 9
Posology Morphoscopic

Morphoscopics
71
Example Euclid I.1
Contrivance
Euclid Prop. 1

5 4

Abridged description
of the same medium
of effectuation and demonstration

Described in brief more briefly, the contrivance is will be seen to be this. With
a line of a certain length for one of its sides, if you want
to make a three sided figure all the sides of which with all its sides equal, draw
two circles with one of the one with one of the lines for its
center the other with the other. A In this way you
may make sure of having not only an equilateral
triangle but two equilateral triangles equal to one another
For at two points somewhere or other the two circles
will be seen intersecting one another. Draw a line from one
the central point of the first circle to the center of the second
you have one boundary: drawing a line from one of the centers of one of the circles to one of the two
points of intersection you have another boundary of the same
triangle: drawing a line from the center of the other circle
to the same point of intersection you have the remaining
boundary: and thus one of the triangles is compleated. All
the sides equal because they being the semidiameters of the
same or of two equal circles. Drawing two lines in the
same manner to the other point of intersection you have
another such triangle equilateral triangle, exactly equal
to the former.

N. B. It might probably be expressed with greater brevity
and at the same time with equal clearness: for remembrance recollection
at least, if not for original perception. Note the distinction.

Decr 23. These five sheets have not been revised. On revision
several alterations would probably be found requisite for
clearness and for identity of expression where identity of conception
is intended: so likewise perhaps for conciseness.

Identifier: | JB/135/255/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 135.

1821-12-23

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posology

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posology morphoscopic

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jeremy bentham

c wilmott 1819

andreas louriottis

1819

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