Manuscript held by G. W. Leibniz Bibliothek, Hanover
Shelfmark LH 3, 4, 8d Bl. 1v

Date: 1694 (?)

Translated from the French

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[LH 3, 4, 8d Bl. 1v]

To speak properly about essence
The body is a substance
I suppose bodies, the essence of
I think I have proved that the essence of body does not consist in extension; that is, that extension is not sufficient to explain everything that happens in bodies. For example, to explain in what the natural inertia of bodies consists, we must have recourse to force, as I have shown in another paper. And the mystery of the Eucharist seems to tell us that extension is not even part of the essence of body, any more than figure.

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