And will there not be many particles, each appearing to be one,
but not being one, if one is not?
And it would seem that number can be predicated of them if each of
them appears to be one, though it is really many?
And there will seem to be odd and even among them, which will also
have no reality, if one is not?
And there will appear to be a least among them; and even this will
seem large and manifold in comparison with the many small fractions
which are contained in it?
And each particle will be imagined to be equal to the many and
little; for it could not have appeared to pass from the greater to the
less without having appeared to arrive at the middle; and thus would
arise the appearance of equality.
And having neither beginning, middle, nor end, each separate
particle yet appears to have a limit in relation to itself and other.
Because, when a person conceives of any one of these as such,
prior to the beginning another beginning appears, and there is another
end, remaining after the end, and in the middle truer middles within
but smaller, because no unity can be conceived of any of them, since
the one is not.
And so all being, whatever we think of, must be broken up into
fractions, for a particle will have to be conceived of without unity?
And such being when seen indistinctly and at a distance, appears