This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1739. Excerpt: ... Critical L ETS FROM tg( £; Dr. Henry Br' (Of Farr1ery) on Kennedy's Ophthalmographia j o R, Treatise of the EYE. Together with the proper Answers to those Letters by the Author os the said OPHTHALMOGRAPHIA. In which are observed, That most of what is material on the E Y E in BRACKENS Farriery is taken from the said Treatise of the EYE. To which is added, A Recipe, or Rules for Dr. BRACKENh, &c. attaining to Eminence in Physick. First LETTER to Dr. Bracken. Sir, OUR having been pleased to publish me to the World (in your Book of Farriership) is the Occasion of the present Letter. You there, in describing the Crystalline Humour of the Eye, mention the Sacculus, or Coat, in which it lies, as a Proof against his M s Oculist T--r, that B this this part was not first discover'd by him, accordding to the idle Insinuations of that vain Pretender. So far I am used as to deseating of him. But then, your next Observation on that Head, is to defeat me also; to wit, 'That on flitting the said Tit. vie, the Crystalline will immediately spring out. In which you very positively (are pleased) to assure the World, That I am certainly mistaken. I shall first then observe, Sir, that you somewhat suddenly fall very hard upon a young Author, as I was at the time of publishing that Treatise, and which might, perhaps, with some pass for some sort of Alleviation of what Faults, or Errors, I might then, and there, have committed on that nice Subject. One might also have imagin'd, that a cautious, generous, and well-meaning Author (a Searcher after Truth only) would first have sought to be fatisfy'4 (of an Author still alive) in such particular he judg'd him wrong in, before the so frankly expo., sing him to the World and setting him in such a Light. Especially one whom you s...
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