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Definitionpreceding and preparing for something
- After having made a few preparatory experiments, he concluded with a panegyric upon modern chemistry, the terms of which I shall never forget: "The ancient teachers of this science," said he, "promised impossibilities and performed nothing.Chapter 3 (71% in)
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