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[165a] “Of course.” “And each mass will be considered equal to the many minute fractions for it could not appear to pass from greater to smaller, without seeming to enter that which is between them; hence the appearance of equality.” “That is reasonable.” “And although it has a limit in relation to another mass, it has neither beginning nor limit nor middle in relation to itself?” “Why is that?” “Because whenever the mind conceives of any of these as belonging to the masses, another beginning appears before the beginning,

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