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A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci
Senex and Taylor, London


LDE T0401   CID260  Three several Motions in a Man who Leaps

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In leaping, the Motion of a Mans Head, is thrice as quick as that of his Heel, before the tip of his Foot, quit the Ground; and twice as quick as that of his Flanks. This diversity is owing to the opening and straightening of three several Angles, at the same time; the highest of which, is that formed between the Trunk and the Thighs, forwards; the second that of the Thighs in their Joncture with the Legs, backwards; and the third is that forwards, which the Legs form, with the Bone of the Feet.