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Page 4 - I believe that in coming years by my own work and that of Dickson, Muybridge, Marie and others who will doubtless enter the field, that grand opera can be given at the Metropolitan Opera House at New York without any material change from the original, and with artists and musicians long since dead.
Page 3 - That the Kinematograph has contributed much to the gaiety of nations cannot be denied, but that it will continue to do so to anything like the same extent for much longer is most improbable.
Page 2 - ... researches by the aid of relatives, who carried out his instructions for experiments to confirm his theories ; he pursued his investigations into the domain of molecular physics ; he retained his professorship, and died in harness, leaving works still unpublished behind him, at the ripe age of eighty-three. There is a magnificence in the idea of this blind man carrying on his work, sowing the seeds of pleasure to thousands in future generations by means of that sense of which he was himself totally...
Page 9 - ... that I'impressionisme was merely one expression of a much wider tendency. More than a decade before Daguerre displayed his first light-picture in 1839, a far more important discovery had been made in the realm of optics. It was discovered that an image cast onto the retina remains there for a fraction of a second after the object is removed. This profoundly significant phenomenon — surely August had heard of persistence of vision?— had been demonstrated by means of an ingenious toy. It was...