1. De augmentis scientiarum : see note 80 below: "As for the impossibility, I take it for granted that those works are possible which may be accomplished by some person, though not by every one; which may be done by many, though not by one; which may be completed in the succession of ages, though not within the hourglass of one man's life; and which may be reached by public effort, though not by private endeavor." (Book I, ch. 2).
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