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[A] Fter solempne and wyse wryters of Arte and of scyence ....
In Chap. X is a cut with the various numerals, the chapter beginning "The fourth scyence is called arsmetrique."
And hurteth hy_m_ self for lake of scyence; he maye not geve answere co_n_venyente
Sad and discrete, and right well sene  in scyence;
And where your frendes thynke, ye labour for scyence:
Cometh all this scyence that men leare: 'or, with Ashmole himself; that 'old words have strong emphasis: others may look upon them as rubbish or trifles, but they are grossly mistaken: for what some light brains may esteem as foolish toys, deeper judgments can and will value as sound and serious matter. [