Boyle, Robert, New experiments physico-mechanicall, touching the spring of the air and its effects, 1660

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              To the Reader.
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              ALthough the following Trea­
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              tiſe being far more prolix
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              then becomes a Letter, and
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              then I at firſt intended it; I
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              am very unwilling to en­
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              creaſe the already exceſsive bulk of the
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              Book by a Preface, yet there are ſome par­
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              ticulars that I think my ſelf oblig'd to take
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              notice of to the Reader, as things, that will
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              either concern him to know, or me to have
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              known.
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              In the firſt place then: If it be demand­
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              ed why I publiſh to the World a Letter, which
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              by its Stile and diverſe Paſſages, appears
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              to have been written as well For, as To a
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              particular Perſon; I have chiefly theſe two
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              things to anſwer: The one, That the Ex­
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              periments therein related, having been ma­
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              ny of them try'd in the preſence of Ingeni­
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              ous Men; and by that means having made
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