June 11th 1672.

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Read June 12: 72.

Entd LB. 5. 252.

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I have sent you my Answers to Mr Hook & P. Pardies, which I hope will bring with them that satisfaction which I promised. And as there is nothing in Mr Hooks Considerations with which I am not well contented, so I presume there is as little in mine which he can excep against, since you will easily see that I have industriously avoyded the intermixing of oblique & glancing expressions in my discourse. So that I hope it will be needlesse to trouble the R. Society to adjust matters. However if there should possibly be any thing esteemed of that kind, I desire it may be interpreted candidly & with respect to the contents of Mr Hooks Considerations, & I shall readily give way to the mitigation of whatsoever the Heads of the R. Society shall esteem personall. And concerning my former Answer to P. Pardies, I resigne to you the same liberty which he hath done for his Objections, of mollifying any expressions that may have a shew of harshnesse.

Your Servant

I. Newton.

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A Letter to Mr Oldenburg
concerning Mr Newtons Answers
to the annotations of Mr Hook and P. Pardies upon
his Theory of Light.

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To henry Oldenburg Esquire
at his house about the middle
of the old Pall-maile in


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