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And know ye not," said he, "what it is worth? it should seem a good benefice." "
No, forsooth," said he, " but I wot well what it shall be worth to me." " Why," said he
, " what shall it be worth?" "Forsooth," said he, "if I do my true diligence in the cure
Accordingly, when I considered in my own mind how absurd a performance it
must seem to those who know that the judgment of many centuries has approved
the view that the Earth remains fixed as center in the midst of the heavens, ...
They did this, it seems to me, not as some think, because of a certain selfish
reluctance to give their views to the world, but in order that the noblest truths,
worked out by the careful study of great men, should not be despised by those
who are ...
These, on the other hand, who have devised systems of eccentric circles,
although they seem in great part to have solved the apparent movements by
calculations which by these eccentrics are made to fit, have nevertheless
introduced many ...
It should not seem strange then to zealous students, if some such people shall
ridicule us also. Mathematics are written for mathematicians, to whom, if my
opinion does not deceive me, our labors will seem to contribute something to the
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