|Title:||Letter, Richard Rawlinson To Hartlib|
|Dating:||1 September 1657|
|Ref:||10/9/3A-4B: 4A BLANK|
but I suppose it so knowne to those I intended this method for (especially without the adnotations I haue for it) that I judged it needles, but as your worthy friend sayes it must be premised in that demonstration, yet I haue seen a good Author who in a very like case made noe mention of the same thing. I cannot in this hast say all I would to your own letter nor to that of your friend but very shortly you shall heare more from me, in the interim I pray present my very kinde respects to the Gentleman whom I cannot but very much esteem for his friendly freedom &for his worth, at which I make some guesse by what you communicated, &he knowes I may so from the symmetry of Hercules &his toe. If the Gentleman be not farre from you I pray desire him to looke it over againe &tell you &me what else he conceiues may be amended for I did it in some hast &I should be very thankfull for his so doing. This Bearer Mr Mursten (who will I hope present the respects this hast will not suffer me to doe to your selfe) comes along with a very honourable Gentleman his neighbour Polonian, whom I very much esteem for his worth &laudable carriage in his residence here which if his affaires would haue suffered I could haue wished might haue been longer [left margin:] For ought I perceiue he is not acquainted with your selfe but much desires to be so &I know he will be acceptable to you &I am assured your selfe &[word deleted] goodnes to him. At your leisure I shall be glad to heare from you &to be acquainted with what new attempts in learning especially mathematiques comes to your hand.