Nicolaus Steno pp 621-660 | Cite as

XVII The Prodromus to a Dissertation on a Solid Naturally Contained Within a Solid

  • Troels Kardel
  • Paul Maquet


While travellers in unknown territories hasten over rough mountain tracks towards a city on a mountain top, it often happens that they judge the city, at first sight, to be close to them; constantly, numerous twists and turnings along the route delay their hope of arrival to the point of weariness, for they see only the nearest peaks; in fact, those things hidden by the said peaks, the heights of hills, the depths of valleys, or the levels of plains, whatever they may be, far exceed their conjectures, and they, deceiving themselves, estimate the intervening distances from their own desires.


Solid Body Crystalline Material Lower Stratum Rock Crystal Pumice Stone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HolteDenmark
  2. 2.AywailleBelgium

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