Manuscript held by G. W. Leibniz Bibliothek, Hanover
Shelfmark LH 37, 4 Bl. 32

Date: 1678 (?)

Translated from the Latin

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[LH 37, 4 Bl. 32]

The source of springs

     Perhaps a great part of sea water trickles down into the interior of the earth, and being raised again by some subterranean heat, produces springs by vapour. Perhaps the earth is full of water within, and the vapours rise not by subterranean heat, but by the attraction of the surrounding air, for when the air is thin, as in summer, it draws denser air to itself.

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