to all future Attempts about Squaring the Circle, which hath puzzled and befooled so many Mathematicians, that have spent their thoughts and time about it. This he hath brought to effect as neer as it can be done, and shew'd the exact performance by rational Number impossible; He hath proposed excellent ways for the measuring all kinds of Plains, and all multangular and solid Bodies. But 'tis time now to proceed to the consideration of the next Mathematical Science, viz.
The late Improvements of Astro
(4.) ASTRONOMY, one of the grandest and most magnisique of all those that lie within the compass of Natural Inquiry. I shall not look back to its beginning among the Chaldeans, Ægyptians, and eldest Grecians, in which Times it was but rude and imperfect, in comparison to its modern Advancements. For the great Men among the Greeks are taken much notice of,