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

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              Ingenious men; ſo, if I have not been
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              much flattered, I may hope that the vari­
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              ous hints to be met with in the following
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              Letter, will (at leaſt) ſomewhat awaken
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              mens thoughts, & excite them to new ſpecula­
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              tions (ſuch as perhaps even inquiſitive men
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              would ſcarce elſe light upon) and I need not
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              deſpair, that even the examination of ſuch
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              new Suſpicions and Enquiries will hence al­
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              ſo, at leaſt Occaſionally be facilitated: I
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              ſaid Occaſionally, becauſe it being, as 'tis
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              proverbially ſaid,
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              Facile Inventis addere.
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              It ſeems not irrational to expect, that our
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              Engine it ſelf, and divers of our Experi­
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              ments, will be much promoted by the Indu­
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              ſtry of Inventive and Mathematical Wits,
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              whoſe contrivances may eaſily either correct
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              or ſupply, and conſequently ſurpaſs many of
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              thoſe we have made uſe of. </s>
              <s>And, particu­
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              larly, if Men by skill and patience can ar­
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              rive both to evacuate ſuch Receivers as
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              ours, till there be no more Air left in them,
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              then there ſeems to have remain'd in the
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              Glaſſes made uſe of about the Magdebur­
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              gick Experiment (hereafter to be mention­
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              ed) and to keep out the Air for a competent
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              while, the Uſefulneſs and Diſcoveries of our
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              Engine, will not be a little advanc'd. </s>
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              perhaps that may belong to it, which I re-
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