A Collection of Letters Illustrative of the Progress of Science in England: From the Reign of Queen Elizabeth to that of Charles the Second

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Society, 1841 - Science - 124 pages
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Thomas Hood to Lord Burghley
Tycho Brahe to Thomas Savelle Dec 1st 1590
John Bulkeley to Thomas Harriot Feb 28th 1591
Edmund Jentill to Lord Burghley Oct 1st 1594
Inventions by Edmund Jentill
Henry Marshall to Lord Burghley June 1st 1595
Emery Molineux to Lord Burghley 1596 ib 16 William Lower to Thomas Harriot March 4th 1611
The same to the same April 13th 1611
The same to the same July 19th 1611
Thomas Aylesburie to Thomas Harriot April 15th 1613
John Rudston to Thomas Harriot June 9th 1615 ib 21 Thomas Aylesburie to Thomas Harriot Jan 19th 1619
Thomas Harriot to the Duke of Northumberland June 13th 1619
Samuel Turner to Thomas Harriot
No Page 25 Thomas Lydyat to Henry Briggs July 4th 1623
Thomas Man to Thomas Lydyat April 19th 1625
Thomas Lydyat to Thomas Man May 12th 1625
Thomas Lydyat to Sir Henry Martin Oct 17th 1626
Henry Briggs to John Pell Oct 25th 1628
Thomas Lydyat to Henry Briggs Oct 31st 1628
A paper on the weight of water by the Duke of Northum berland
Christopher Potter to William Boswell Mar 28th 1632 ib 33 Thomas Lydyat to William Boswell April 4th 1632
Thomas Lydyats petition to Charles the First
Thomas Lydyat to the Archbishop of Canterbury
Walter Warner to Robert Payne Oct 17th 1634
Robert Payne to Walter Warner June 21st 1635 ib 38 Sir Charles Cavendish to Walter Warner May 2nd 1636
The same to the same Sept 2nd 1636
Henry Briggs to Thomas Lydyat July 11th 1623
Robert Payne to Walter Warner Oct 3d 1636 ib 41 Thomas Lydyat to Mr Rouse Aug 2nd 1638

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Page 80 - I am not a little afraid that all Mr. Warner's papers, and no small share of my labours therein, are seazed upon, and most unmathematically divided between the sequestrators and creditors.
Page 36 - I will speak onely of things performed by art and nature, wherein shall be nothing magical : and first by the figuration of art, there may be made instruments of navigation without men to rowe in them, aa great ships to brooke the sea, only with one man to steere them, and they aTia.11 sayle far more swiftly than if they were full of men : also chariots that shall move with an unspeakable force, without any living creature to stirre them.
Page 2 - Honour that this I Dare saye without arrogancie, that to translate the variable historic of Plinie into our toonge, I wolde be ashamed to borowe so muche of the Latine as he Dothe of the Greke, althowgh the Latine toonge be accompted ryche, and the Englysshe indigent and barbarous, as it hathe byn in tyme past, muche more than it nowe is, before it was enriched and amplified by sundry bookes in manner of all artes translated owt of Latine and other toonges into Englysshe.10 115.
Page 17 - Majestic and this realme, if I will do the best I can at my own costis and chargis, to discover, and deliver true profe of a myne, vayn, or owre of gold, or silver, in some one place of her graces kingdoms and dominions, to her graces onely use; in respect, I mean, of any my demaund or part to be had therof.
Page 128 - Members. X. That in the absence of the President and Director, the Council at their Meetings shall elect a Chairman, who shall have a casting vote in case of equality of numbers, and shall also retain his right to vote upon all questions submitted to the Council.
Page 16 - ... premisses, one part of my present sute unto your honor is that, by your lordships wisdome, the Queens Majestie may be induced to think somwhat favorably (as very many other, noble and lerned, of forrayn lands do) of my great travailes, patience, constancy, costs, and credit, in matters philosophicall and mathematicall: and thereuppon, in the ende of my carefull race, to let some token of her Majesties royall good affection procede toward me, whome, your lordship knoweth (or may know) that emperors,...
Page 80 - Analogickes, of which you desire to know whether they be printed. You remember that his papers were given to his kinsman, a merchant in London, who sent his partner to bury the old man...
Page 14 - Royall; whereby, may have bin and are made liable to dispend of their owne yerely, thre, fowre, five, &c. of hundred pownds. To compare with any of them in desert publik or lerning, I neyther dare, nor justly can. But in zeale to the best lerning and knowledg, and in incredible toyle of body and mynde, very many yeres therfore onely endured: I know most assuredly that this land never bred any man, whose accownt therin can evidently be proved greater than myne. I trust that this my simple speche,...
Page 128 - That the Accompts of the Receipts and Expenditure of the Society shall be audited annually by three Auditors, to be elected at the General Meetings, and that the Report of the Auditors, with an Abstract of the Accompts, shall be published.
Page 17 - ... charge : but three quarters of them I understand to have byn taken away by diverse (eyther taylors, or others, in tymes past). Now my fantasie is that, in som of them will be some mention made of noblemen of those dayes, whereby (eyther for chronicle or pedigree) som good matter may be collected out of them by me (at my leysor) by the way of a recreation.

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