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Page 42 - ... that composition to the ear or the eye of another, by recital, by writing, or by printing, in any number of copies, or at any period of time, it is always the identical work of the author which is so exhibited; and no other man (it hath been thought) can have a right to exhibit it, especially for profit, without the author's consent.
Page 42 - When a man by the exertion of his rational powers has produced an original work, he seems to have clearly a right to dispose of that identical work as he pleases, and any attempt to vary the disposition he has made of it appears to be an invasion of that right.
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Page 267 - When that was done, and the several baked pieces were become cold, he gave them their magnetic virtue in any direction he pleased, by placing them between the extreme ends of his large magazine of artificial magnets for a few seconds or more, as he saw occasion.
Page 359 - It should not be imagined, however, that any one of these symbols came suddenly into general use. A distinguished historian of mathematics has said : "Our present notation has arisen by almost insensible gradations as convenience suggested different marks of abbreviation to different authors ; and that perfect symbolic language which addresses itself solely to the eye, and enables us to take in at a glance the most complicated relations of quantity, is the result of a long series of small improvements.
Page 71 - ... or else subtract it from the negative. Also, adding the indices together when they are of the same kind, both affirmative or both negative ; but subtracting the less from the greater, when the one is affirmative and the other negative, and...
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Page 63 - Seeing there is nothing (right well-beloved Students of the Mathematics) that is so troublesome to mathematical practice, nor that doth more molest and hinder calculators, than the multiplications, divisions, square and cubical extractions of great numbers, which besides the tedious expense of time are for the most part subject to many slippery errors, I began therefore to consider in my mind by what certain and ready art I might remove those hindrances.
Page 281 - He solemnly affirmed that he had been translated to the heaven of heavens ; that on a white beast, less than a mule, but larger than an ass, he had been conveyed from the temple of Mecca to that of Jerusalem ; had successively ascended the seven heavens with his companion Gabriel, receiving and returning the salutations of its blessed inhabitants; had then proceeded alone within two bow-shots of the throne of the Almighty, when he felt...

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