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1775 Excerpt: ...and Ladies'" Miscellany. S I R, IMust again beg
the indulgence of a page or tw- in your Miscellany, in answer to
Mr. Wildbore's reply in No. V.--Had the subject, concerning which
we differ, been in itself intricate, or one that had required.
great depth of mathematical knowledge to explain and illustrate, I
should have entered very unwillingly into a dispute with this
gentleman. But as I cannot see.it-in that light, and think every
one who has been a little accustomed to exercise his thoughts on
things of this nature, must be properly qualified to. judge of its
me-rits, I venture what follows in farther support of what 1 have
advanced in my other letters.--I own-1 cannot discover any
arguments in favour of my opinion more direli or conclusive than
those I have already given, but as placing the affair in a
different point of view, may perhaps be thought by some to add
strength to them, I shall without farther preface subjoin what more
occurs to me as illustrative ef the subject. Let us suppose then,
in the first place, two eqoal and similar cylindric vessejs, full
of water, to be moved upwards with an equal and given velocity, the
one in a vacuum, the, other, in the air. At the instant the motion
Here Ibeg.it may be observed and remembered, that there is no
greater force or pressure-on the surface of the vessel in the air,
than against its bottom, for, as is proved by the writers on
mechanics, it requires no greater force to raise this vessel than
the, other in vacuo. Note also, that the resistance of the medium,
and the relative weight cf a body in it, are not concerned in the
present dispute. motion commences, suppose also a hole to be opened
in the bottom of each. In this cafe Mr. Wildbore must allow that
the water will flow from the vessel in va...
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