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William Penn. (1644–1718).  Fruits of Solitude.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
Part I
Art and Project
227. Art, is Good, where it is beneficial. Socrates wisely bounded his Knowledge and Instruction by Practice.  1
  228. Have a care therefore of Projects: And yet despise nothing rashly, or in the Lump.  2
  229. Ingenuity, as well as Religion, sometimes suffers between two Thieves; Pretenders and Despisers.  3
  230. Though injudicious and dishonest Projectors often discredit Art, yet the most useful and extraordinary Inventions have not, at first, escap’d the Scorn of Ignorance; as their Authors, rarely, have cracking of their Heads, or breaking their backs.  4
  231. Undertake no Experiment, in Speculation, that appears not true in Art; nor then, at thine own Cost, if costly or hazardous in making.  5
  232. As many Hands make light Work, so several Purses make cheap Experiments.  6


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