Benedetti, Giovanni Battista de, Io. Baptistae Benedicti ... Diversarvm specvlationvm mathematicarum, et physicarum liber : quarum seriem sequens pagina indicabit ; [annotated and critiqued by Guidobaldo Del Monte]

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EPISTOL AE.
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4824" xml:space="preserve">Nune autem ſi locus terræ eſt ſub aqua, ergo locus aquæ proprius eſt ſub aere, &
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                  non ſub terra, vnde non erit rationabile putare maiorem copiam aquarum exiſtere
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                  in cauernis ſubterraneis, quam ſupra ſuperficiem terræ. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4825" xml:space="preserve">Adde quod locus illarum
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                  aquarum non eſſet ſuperficies aeris, ſed terræ, vnde non minus locus aquę eſſet ter-
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                  ra, quam locus terræ, aqua. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4826" xml:space="preserve">Sed miſſa faciamus hæc.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4827" xml:space="preserve">Cap. verò .20. ita inquit.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4828" xml:space="preserve">Materia elementorum æqualis eſt. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4829" xml:space="preserve">Ergo aqua maior eſt terra.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4830" xml:space="preserve">Hæc enim conſequentia veriſſima eſſet. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4831" xml:space="preserve">Sed nullus vnquam Philoſophus (vt Phi-
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                  loſophus dico) concedet totam materiam elementarem, in quatuor æquales partes
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                  eſſe diuiſam.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4832" xml:space="preserve">Cap. verò .21. inquit me dixiſſe non ſuffecturam paucam ſpiſſitudinem. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4833" xml:space="preserve">Eo enim
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                  in loco pag .26. mei tractatus contradicens ipſi Bergæ, dixi, quod ſecundum ipſum
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                  Bergam non ſufficeret pauca ſpiſſitudo.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4834" xml:space="preserve">Similiter etiam dixi, quod ſecundum ipſum, quanto remotius diffunditur lumen
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                  fortaſſe tantò magis illuminat. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4835" xml:space="preserve">Putans ipſe Berga quod in propinquo debilius exi-
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                  ſteret dictum lumen. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4836" xml:space="preserve">Et propter ea dixi, quod apud ipſum fortaſſe nihil valet illa
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                  propoſicio, quæ dicit. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4837" xml:space="preserve">Agens in propinquo, fortius agit quam in remoto.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4838" xml:space="preserve">Cap. autem .22. vbi Excellentiſſimus Auguſtinus inquit, vnum tantummodo ele
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                  mentum non ſufficere ad generationem miſtorum. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4839" xml:space="preserve">Hoc enim concedo, ſed hoc ni-
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                  hil ad me ſpectat, eo quod meum reſponſum ad Bergam, erat circa tranſitum lumi-
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                  nis, & non circa generationem elementorum.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4840" xml:space="preserve">Cap. demum .23. pag .20. linea .10. vbi ſcribit me dixiſſe, iudicare, oportebat
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                  ſcribere, dubitare.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4841" xml:space="preserve">Puto tamen hoc vocabulum eſſe errorem Thypographi, quamuis in correctione
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                  illud non inuenerim, quia vt ego multoties expertusſum, difficillimum omnes Thy
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                  pographi errores corrigere, neque (vt fertur) Argi oculi ſufficerent.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4842" xml:space="preserve">Hactenus enim in mei defenſionem hæc ſubiungere volui.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4843" xml:space="preserve">Ad defenſionem autem Piccolo.
                    <reg norm="aliorumque" type="simple">aliorumq́;</reg>
                  virorum meæ opinionis, nec non de
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                  proportione duplicata profunditatis maris ad ſuam amplitudinem, ex conſequentia
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                  pyramidali: </s>
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                  ſimilibus rationibus, prodeant alij. </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4845" xml:space="preserve">Huiuſmodi tamen Doctiſſi-
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                  mi viriingenium, memoriam, nec non doctrinam valde admiror, atque obſeruo.</s>
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                <head xml:id="echoid-head566" xml:space="preserve">DE METHODO PRODVCTIONIS FRACTORVM
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                qua vtuntur Pedemontani Agrimenſores.</head>
                <head xml:id="echoid-head567" style="it" xml:space="preserve">Anſelmo Roſemburg Agrimenſori Caſareo.</head>
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                    <emph style="sc">MEthodvs</emph>
                  quàm mihi ſcribis in Prouincia tua maximè in vſu eſſe, nimis
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                  longa atque prolixa eſt, Pedemontani verò Agrimenſores in produ-
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                  ctione fractorum, valde breui methodo vti ſolent, quam libenter tibi
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                  ſcribo, eo maxime, vt videas quam rationabiliter operentur.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4847" xml:space="preserve">Scire igitur primum te oportet illos, maximam eorum communem menſuram
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                  vocare Trabucum, cuius ſextam partem vocant Pedem, duodecimam verò pe-
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                  dis, Vnciam,
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                  vnciæ
                    <reg norm="punctum" type="context">punctũ</reg>
                  ,
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                  demum puncti; </s>
                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4848" xml:space="preserve">Attomum.</s>
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                  <s xml:id="echoid-s4849" xml:space="preserve">Quotieſcunque igitur multiplicant trabucum, per trabucum nulli dubium eſt
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                  quin producant trabucum ſuperficialem ſcilicet.</s>
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