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Ruggero Boscovich (1711 - 1787)
Homo hominem arreptum a Tellure, et ubicumque exigua impulsum vi vel une etiam oris flatu impetitum, ab hominum omnium commercio in infinitum expelleret, nunquam per totam aeternitatem rediturum.
Were it not for gravity one man might hurl another by a puff of his breath into the depths of space, beyond recall for all eternity.
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