Release Date: March 29, 2005 [eBook #15491]
Language: English
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and the most smooth and burnish’d surfaces

appear most rough and unpolisht

and like Rabbins find out Caballisms, and ænigmâs in the Figure, and placing of Letters, where no such thing lies hid

conversant among Books and Papers

multitudes of which I found to bespeck & whiten over the red

two flat pieces, DD, which seem to be flexible, like the covers of a Book, about FF, by which means, the plains of the two sides EE, do not always lie in the same plain

reflecting a very cleer and distinct Image of all the ambient objects





the Irregularities of it are caused by three or four coadjutors, one of which is, the uneven surface of the paper, which at best appears no smother then a very course piece of shag’d cloth, next the irregularity of the Type or Ingraving, and a third is the rough Daubing of the Printing-Ink that lies upon the instrument that makes the impression, to all which, add the variation made by the Different lights and shadows, and you may have sufficient reason to guess that a point may appear much more ugly then this, which I have here presented, which though it appear’d through the Microscope gray, like a great splatch of London dirt, about three inches over; yet to the naked eye it was black and no bigger then that in the midst of the Circle A. And could I have found Room in this Plate to have inserted an O you should have seen that the letters were not more distinct then the points of Distinction, nor a drawn circle more exactly so, then we have now shown a point to be a point