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G E O M E T RY,
To which is added,
of ASTRONOMY in Oxford.
or corrupted, restored. Also
given Solutions Geometrically true.
By S A MUEL CUN N.
By Y OHN HA M,
CUNN impartially examined and adjusted.
Temple-Gates in Fleet-street ;
Dr. K E l L's
YOUNG Mathematician may be surprised, to see the old obsolete Elements of Euclid appear afresh in
Print ; and that too after so many new Elements of Geometry, as have been lately publishd; especially since those who
gave us the Elements of Geometry, in a new Manner, would have us believe they have detected a great many Faults in Euclid. These acute Philosophers pretend to bave discovered that Euclid's Definitions are not perspicuous enough; that his Demonstrations are scarcely evident; that his whole Elements are ill dispos’d; and that they have found out innumerable Falsities in them, which had lain bid to their times.
But by their Leave, I make bold to affirm, that they carp at Euclid undeservedly: For bis Definitions are distinct and clear, as being taken from first Principles, and our most easy and fimple Conceptions ; and his Demonstrations elegant, perspicuous and concise, carrying with them such Evidence, and so much Strength of Reason, that I am eafily induced to believe the Obscurity, Sciolists so often accuje Euclid with, is rather to be attributed to their own