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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Thomas Hood to Lord Burghley
31
Tycho Brahe to Thomas Savelle Dec 1st 1590
32
John Bulkeley to Thomas Harriot Feb 28th 1591
34
Edmund Jentill to Lord Burghley Oct 1st 1594
35
Inventions by Edmund Jentill
36
Henry Marshall to Lord Burghley June 1st 1595
37
Emery Molineux to Lord Burghley 1596 ib 16 William Lower to Thomas Harriot March 4th 1611 38 17 The same to the same April 13th 1611
41
The same to the same July 19th 1611
42
Thomas Aylesburie to Thomas Harriot April 15th 1613
43
John Rudston to Thomas Harriot June 9th 1615 ib 21 Thomas Aylesburie to Thomas Harriot Jan 19th 1619
44
Thomas Harriot to the Duke of Northumberland June 13th 1619
45
Samuel Turner to Thomas Harriot
46
No Page 25 Thomas Lydyat to Henry Briggs July 4th 1623
47
Thomas Man to Thomas Lydyat April 19th 1625
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Thomas Lydyat to Thomas Man May 12th 1625
50
Thomas Lydyat to Sir Henry Martin Oct 17th 1626
54
Henry Briggs to John Pell Oct 25th 1628
55
Thomas Lydyat to Henry Briggs Oct 31st 1628
58
A paper on the weight of water by the Duke of Northum berland
59
Christopher Potter to William Boswell Mar 28th 1632 ib 33 Thomas Lydyat to William Boswell April 4th 1632
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Thomas Lydyats petition to Charles the First
63
Thomas Lydyat to the Archbishop of Canterbury
64
Walter Warner to Robert Payne Oct 17th 1634
65
Robert Payne to Walter Warner June 21st 1635 ib 38 Sir Charles Cavendish to Walter Warner May 2nd 1636
66
The same to the same Sept 2nd 1636
67
Henry Briggs to Thomas Lydyat July 11th 1623
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Robert Payne to Walter Warner Oct 3d 1636 ib 41 Thomas Lydyat to Mr Rouse Aug 2nd 1638
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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 - I, then (I say) be thowght to meane and intend good service toward the quenes 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 only use; in respect, I mean, of any my demaund or part to be had thereof.
Page 16 - ... majestic do entitle to her a proprietie, yet how seldome her grace hath hitherto receyved any commodity thereby, it is to your honor better known than unto me. But as for mines of gold and silver, to be in England or Ireland, many have written and reported both of old tyme and latter, as I think your honor hath ere this hard abundantly discoursed. The value of a myne is a matter for a kinges threasor ; but a pot of two or three hundred pounds, &c.
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 96 - University) do willingly absent himself from the weekly meeting, without special1 occasion, by the space of six weeks together, he shall be reputed to have left the company, his name from thenceforth to be left out of the catalogue. 6. That if any man doe not duly upon the day appoynted...
Page 16 - ... premisses, one part of my present sute unto your honor is that, by your lordships wisdome, the Queens Majestic 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 iii - EARL OF MUNSTER, FRS THE RIGHT HON. LORD HOLLAND, FRS THE RIGHT REV. THE LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM, FRS SIR ROBERT HARRY INGLIS, BART., MP, LL.D., FRS SIR GEORGE T.
Page 80 - London, who sent his partner to bury the old man : himselfe being hindred by a politicke gout, which made him keepe out of their sight that urged him to contribute to the parliament's assistance, from which he was exceedingly averse. So he was looked upon as one that absented himselfe out of malignancy, and his partner managed the whole trade.
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.

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