Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso, De motionibus naturalibus a gravitate pendentibus, 1670

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              gnum tardiùs in hydrargyro aſcendere debuiſſe;
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              quàm per aquam ob maiorem illius reſiſtentiam; ſed
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              propter contrarietatem, & inimicitiam, quam habet
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              lignum cum Mercurio, ſuum curſum accelerat vt ex­
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              peditè mercurium fugiat, & aquam aeremque aſſe­
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              quatur; quod symbolum elementum, atque
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              eſt; & propterea ceſſante odio non cogitur celerri­
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              <s id="s.000490">Sed vide quàm faciles ſint præ­
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              dicti philoſophi; qui occaſione exigente non
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              alitèr reſpondere, nam ſi ego
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              , quare gra­
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              uitas, quæ certè ineſt in hiſce terrenis corporibus,
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              celeriùs transfert ſaxum, quò magis ad terram acce­
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              dit, atque ei approximatur; reſpondent quia vicinia
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              terræ veluti roboratur vis motiua ſaxi cadentis; ſic
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              paritèr leuitas veſicę aereę creſcere deberet in aquę
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              ſummitate, quia nempè aeri approximatur, & ideò
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              virtus eius motiua roborari quoque deberet. </s>
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              his omiſſis ſummi poſſunt diuerſa corpora, quæ na­
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              turam, & temperiem diuerſam, & contrariam aquæ
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              habeant, ſimillimam verò mercurio, & talis fortaſſe
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              erit ampulla vitrea, vel veſica, quæ repleatur mercu­
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              rio ſublimato, vel pręcipitato; ſic quoque vas fieri
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              poſſet ex metallo, vel alio corpore ſimillimo hy­
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              drargyro, vt nimirùm efficiatur compoſitum cuius
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              natura valdè diuerſa ſit ab aqua, & ſimillima hydrar­
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              gyro, & ſic omninò tolleretur inimicitia, & antipa­
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              thia inter vas, & fluidum craſſius mercuriale, nihi­
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              lominùs obſeruabitur prædictum vas velociùs aſcen­
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              dere per hydrargyrum, tardo verò motu per aquam, </s>
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