Galilei, Galileo, The systems of the world, 1661

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              <s>To the moſt Serene Grand DUKE
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              OF
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              TUSCANY.</s>
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              <s>Though the difference between Men and other
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              living Creatures be very great, yet happly he that
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              ſhould ſay that he could ſhew little leſs between
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              Man and Man would not ſpeak more than he
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              might prove. </s>
              <s>What proportion doth one bear to
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              athouſand? </s>
              <s>and yet it is a common Proverb,
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              One Man is
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              worth athouſand, when as a thouſand are not worth one.
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              This difference
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              hath dependence upon the different abilities of their Intelle­
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              ctuals; which I reduce to the being, or not being a Philoſo­
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              pher; in regard that Philoſophy as being the proper food of
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              ſuch as live by it, diſtinguiſheth a Man from the common Eſ­
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              ſence of the Vulgar in a more or leſs honourable degree accord­
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              ing to the variety of that diet. </s>
              <s>In this ſence he that hath the
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              higheſt looks, is of higheſt quality; and the turning over of
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              the great Volume of Nature, which is the proper Object of
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              Philoſophy is the way to make one look high: in which Book,
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              although whatſoever we read, as being the Work of Al­
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              mighty God, is therefore moſt proportionate; yet notwith­
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              ſtanding that is more abſolute and noble wherein we more
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              plainly deſerne his art and skill. </s>
              <s>The
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              Conſtitution
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              of the
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              Vnivers,
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              among all Phyſical points that fall within Humane Compre­
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              henſion, may, in my opinion, be preferred to the Precedency:
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              for if that in regard of univerſal extent it excell all others, it
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              ought as the Rule and Standard of the reſt to goe before
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              them in Nobility. </s>
              <s>Now if ever any perſons might challenge
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              to be ſignally diſtinguiſhed for Intellectuals from other men; </s>
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