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WRQ9 11-08-2013 11:21 AM

"physics, for the most part, is nothing else but the substitute of exercise or temperance." A Joseph Addison is apparently not an acceptable answer as it will not open the appropriate resultant page for scoring. The quote fits, is verified online, and has no (that I can find) alternative version. Sorry to seem such a snipe.

opallady 11-08-2013 04:43 PM

Try Physick.

montyb 11-08-2013 05:32 PM

Re: Erratum
I agree with opallady. That puzzle cost me a lot of time until I finally remembered the time period in which Addison lived. Then the word "physick" made more sense as the general term for what passed as a medicine or a remedy in that day. Addison and Newton were contemporaries, but it is not likely that the science that came to be known as physics was wide-spread common knowledge at that time; especially Addison's circle of poets, playwrights, and politicians.

wvwoman 11-09-2013 12:23 AM

i do believe this is the first reference to laxatives that i've seen on the site. (and if that's not what he was talking about, fine--at least i got a laugh out of it!)

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