Plus Ultra: Or, the Progress and Advancement of Knowledge since the Days of Aristotle (1668)

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gathering the Materials of Knowledge, so They have same for the impartment and diffusion of them. And by this time I hope you will acknowledge, That I have made good also what I undertook in THIS my Last and Great Particular.


CHAP. XV.
The Absurdity of making Comparison
between the Advantages Aristotle
had for Knowledge, and those of
later Ages.

THus I have shewed in plain and material Instances, the vanity and weakness of the Disputer's Affirmation and bellief That Aristotle had more Advantages for: Knowledge than all the later Ages. And so I have done with his Proposition: But his Reason also is to be considered, and that was,

Aristotle had these Advantages above all the World, because he did cotam peragrare Aliam. How wisely said and concluded this was, will appear after we

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