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Context of A new-naturalized work of a learned stranger. Or, An exquisite tutor powerfull to benefit the publick : and convey unto English men, especially architects & artificers of all sorts. That is masons, carpenters, joyners, glasiers, bricklayers, plaisterers, painters, and all that live by hammer & hand. Necessary, certaine, and most ready helps of geometrie, which is the first degree of all good art. The ignorance and want whereof in times past (in most parts of this land) hath left us very many lame works, with shame of many workmen, which for the future the knowledge and use of these instructions shall happily prevent. The common workmen of our time little regard or esteemd to work with right simetrie, without which it is confused and erronious in the judgement of the learned artificers. Who so shall follow these rules hereafter set down, shall not onely have his work well esteemed of the common people, but also generally commended and approved of all workmen and men of judgement. That the artist ... shall at last attaine unto his desire
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