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D{i}stabat enim a corde Leon{i}s paulo plus quam gradibus 17 \17 gr in orientem/ et a cauda ejus paulo plusquam {g} 11gr in austrum

Decem. 1{8} 8 proxime ante ortum Solis Halleius noster prope B{illeg} Boloniam {illeg} i{illeg}|{llu}|{e}{re} \ab urbe Boloniæ/ versus urbem Parisiorum \agendo/, caudam cometæ \fere/ perpendiculariter surgentem {illeg}|E|x horizonte \brevem latam/ & luce \l{atam} {e}t/ fortissimæ ad us ortum Solis splendentem videt. Vnde Cometa latitudinem habebat borealem nondum cum Sole conjunctus fuit|er|at ad quantum ex fortitudine lucis colligere licet jam Soli erat admodum vicinus

Sr I. Newtons handwriting

Sir Isaac NEWTON

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Sr I. Newton

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