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Old 11-08-2013, 05:32 PM
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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.
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