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D{i}stabat enim a corde Leon{i}s 17 gr in orientem et a cauda ejus paulo plusquam 11gr in austrum

Decem. 8 proxime ante ortum Solis Halleius noster i{llu}{e} ab urbe Boloniæ versus urbem Parisiorum agendo, caudam cometæ fere perpendiculariter surgentem Ex horizonte brevem latam & luce fortissimæ ad usque ortum Solis splendentem videt. Vnde Cometa nondum cum Sole conjunctus fuerat ad quantum ex fortitudine lucis colligere licet jam Soli erat admodum vicinus

Sir I. Newtons handwriting

Sir Isaac NEWTON

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Sir I. Newton

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