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# JB/135/270/001

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1820 July 3d 2
Posology

II Morphoscopics
83

2

Question 7. Into what and how many sorts
does the whole assemblage of these figures require, in
the first place, to be distinguished?

Answer. Into two sorts: viz 1. the useful:
2. the useless.

Question 8. What are the useful?

Answer. The six seated sort or rather sorts
of these figures.

Question 9. What are the useless sorts?

Answer. The four remaining ones: viz,
the four seated, the eight seated, the twelve seated, and
the twenty seated figures.

Question 10. Why are they called useless?

Answer. To distinguish them from those
that are useful: and by that means to save time from
being wasted in the study of those that are useless.

Question 11. On what ground may they be
thus stiled useless?

Answer. From this: viz. that they are
not, any of them, either exemplied by nature, or fashioned
by art: unless, as in the present instance, merely for
the purpose of instruction, that in the way of models,
that it may be seen, more clearly, what they respectively
are.

Question 12. Into how many and what sorts
may the six seated figures be, in the first place, distinguished?

Answer. Into two sorts: viz, into the equal
sided and the unequal sided figures.

Question 13. How many sorts are there of the
equal sided figures?

Question 14. How many and what are the
uses to which the cube is applied?

Answer. Two: viz 1. for the purpose of
sport, and the other for the purpose of instruction.

Question. Why is
the idea of a seat employed
in the giving
denominations to them
respectively?

if rolled or projected
any how, they would,
each of them, ultimately
rest upon, and as it
were, find a seat in,
one and or another of the
several surfaces by
which they are respectively
bounded: as does
the sitting part of a
man when he is seated.

Identifier: | JB/135/270/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 135.

1820-07-03

135

posology

270

posology

001

copy/fair copy sheet

1

recto

d2 / e2 / g83

john flowerdew colls

c wilmott 1819

andreas louriottis

1819

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